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Bias Case Vs Tri-City Florist Advances

The trial of a Richland florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding is still on track. The Tri-City Herald reports a Benton County judge struck down pretrial motions Wednesday from both sides. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing the owner of Arlene’s Flowers, Barronelle Stutzman, for what the state says is a violation of the Consumer Protection Act. That lawsuit seeks a court order barring her from discriminating. A trial date has not yet been set. Stutzman told a long-time customer last March she would not provide flowers for a same-sex marriage because it was against her religious beliefs/AP. More here.

Question: Do you expect to see a similar case in Coeur d'Alene, now that the City Council has passed the anti-discrimination ordinance?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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