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(VIDEO) Supreme Court spurns bid from Washington florist who declined to make arrangement for gay wedding

The Supreme Court on Friday turned away an appeal from a florist in Washington state who declined to make an arrangement for a gay couple’s wedding because of her religious beliefs, spurning another legal battle that pits religious freedom against LGBTQ rights.

The Supreme Court on Friday turned away an appeal from a florist in Washington state who declined to make an arrangement for a gay couple’s wedding because of her religious beliefs, spurning another legal battle that pits religious freedom against LGBTQ rights. In declining to hear the case of Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers, the high court leaves in place a lower court ruling that found she violated a state civil rights law that bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Three of the court’s conservative justices, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, said they would have heard the case.

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