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Justices give florist new chance to prove she didn't discriminate against gay couple

Marcia Coyle writes, “The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated a state court decision that said a florist who refused to make a wedding arrangement for a same-sex couple discriminated against them.

The justices, without comment, directed the Washington Supreme Court to reconsider its decision in light of the justices’ ruling this month in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

A state trial court ruled against Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers. On appeal, the Washington Supreme Court in 2017 unanimously affirmed. The court held that Stutzman had engaged in sexual orientation discrimination in violation of the Washington Law Against Discrimination.”

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