So Much Winning

Oct 2011
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Washington State
#1
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/wa...orist-who-refused-service-for-gay-couples-wed


"We now hold that the answer to the Supreme Court's question is no; the adjudicatory bodies that considered this case did not act with religious animus when they ruled that the florist and her corporation violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination ... by declining to sell wedding flowers to a gay couple," the Washington Supreme Court's ruling said, "and they did not act with religious animus when they ruled that such discrimination is not privileged or excused by the United States Constitution or the Washington Constitution."

The high court declined to get involved in that battle, however, ruling in favor of the baker by stating that the Colorado commission was improperly hostile to his religious beliefs when they found him in violation of a state law. The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Washington Supreme Court to make sure they did not make the same mistake.

In the new decision, the Washington Supreme Court defended its initial ruling, stating that the state's public accommodation law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and that Stutzman discriminated against Robert Ingersoll because he was marrying a man.

The new ruling says that the court "painstakingly reviewed the record for any sign of intolerance on behalf of this court or the Benton County Superior Court, the two adjudicatory bodies to consider this case," and that "we are confident that the two courts gave full and fair consideration to this dispute and avoided animus toward religion.
The Washington Supreme Court got it right. Would a florist do business with a gay man who was buying a bouquet for his partner. How would the florist know it's for his gay partner? Pretty silly. Would an Atheist Florist owner refuse to sell flowers to a Christian?

No. Get over it Christians. Quit whining.
 

Macduff

Moderator
Apr 2010
96,683
33,635
Pittsburgh, PA
#5
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/wa...orist-who-refused-service-for-gay-couples-wed




The Washington Supreme Court got it right. Would a florist do business with a gay man who was buying a bouquet for his partner. How would the florist know it's for his gay partner? Pretty silly. Would an Atheist Florist owner refuse to sell flowers to a Christian?

No. Get over it Christians. Quit whining.
How about you mind your fucking business and let people live their lives the way they see fit?
 

Macduff

Moderator
Apr 2010
96,683
33,635
Pittsburgh, PA
#7
By "people", do you mean the business or its would-be customers?
When giant social media corporations want to exclude conservatives the refrain is "ThEy ArE pRivaTe bUsinESses sO ThEy CaN eXcLudE wHoEvEr tHeY wAnT". When corporations like Netflix or Disney threaten to boycott states because they don't like a law then it's the same thing. They have the right to choose who they do business with. But when a small business doesn't want to be involved in something, then the left collectively wants to shove their beliefs down their throats. Apparently freedom of choice is only a thing if you do what the left wants.
 
Jun 2014
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35,957
Cleveland, Ohio
#9
When giant social media corporations want to exclude conservatives the refrain is "ThEy ArE pRivaTe bUsinESses sO ThEy CaN eXcLudE wHoEvEr tHeY wAnT". When corporations like Netflix or Disney threaten to boycott states because they don't like a law then it's the same thing. They have the right to choose who they do business with. But when a small business doesn't want to be involved in something, then the left collectively wants to shove their beliefs down their throats. Apparently freedom of choice is only a thing if you do what the left wants.
Discrimination against GLBT people by a business, of any size, is not at all like a business boycotting a state due to its insane, misogynistic anti-abortion laws.

Conservatives also use boycotts, BTW. Remember Keurig?

Nobody in the private sector has a duty to buy from a particular state or vendor.
 

Macduff

Moderator
Apr 2010
96,683
33,635
Pittsburgh, PA
#10
Discrimination against GLBT people by a business, of any size, is not at all like a business boycotting a state due to its insane, misogynistic anti-abortion laws.

Conservatives also use boycotts, BTW. Remember Keurig?

Nobody in the private sector has a duty to buy from a particular state or vendor.
These businesses haven't refused to sell to gay people. They refused to be a part of a gay wedding. There's a difference.