Florist loses gay-wedding appeal; shop owner discriminated, justices say

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, Barronelle Stutzman, left, a Richland, Wash., florist who was fined for denying service to a gay couple in 2013, smiles as she is surrounded by supporters after a hearing before Washington's Supreme Court in Bellevue, Wash.

The Washington state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state's anti-discrimination law, even though she claimed that doing so would violate her religious beliefs.

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