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July 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Legal proceedings between florist and gay couple continue

Florist should follow law, compassion, not religious doctrine Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers of Richland, cited her relationship with Jesus Christ in declining to provide floral arrangements for the September wedding of two longtime gay customers. Local gay-rights leaders, meanwhile, have been low key in their reaction to the case, even as it has grabbed…


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July 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM

A big week for the LGBT community

Pride Parade was a chance to celebrate  Married couple Paul Beppler, left, and Terry Gilbert of Seattle, share a kiss during Seattle’s 39th annual Pride Parade. [Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times.] On the heels of the historic Supreme Court rulings on the Defense Of Marriage Act and today’s re-institution of marriage equality and licenses for same-sex couples…


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