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First Amendment applies to all

Marolyn Smith (April 18) needn’t feel sorry for the same-sex couple who were refused service for their wedding by a flower shop in Pasco, and she needn’t be baffled by the support given to a florist in her refusal.

If Smith goes online, she’ll find at least 14 flower shops in the Tri-Cities area from which to choose, and surely more than one of them would be more than happy to accommodate the couple.

Kudos to the flower shop owner for exercising her freedom of religion. Best wishes to the couple in exercising their freedom by finding a flower shop that is able and willing to serve them.

The First Amendment of the Constitution applies to all.

Darlene Lafollette

Spokane



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