Thanks in part to the promotional efforts of conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch, the GoFundMe campaign in support of
Arlene's Flowers and Gifts owner Barronelle Stutzman was given 60 days to pay Washington state for discriminating against
Washington's anti-discrimination law allows for penalties of up to $2,000 per violation, as well as legal fees. The state
Echoing those sentiments was Dale Schowengerdt, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious freedom
The Washington state-based florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding is now facing a lawsuit from the state attorney general. The Seattle Times reports that Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts, had been asked by Attorney General Bob Ferguson to reconsider her decision and comply with the state's anti-discrimination laws before the lawsuit was filed.
Barronelle Stutzman, Washington Florist Who Rejected Gay Couple, Faces Lawsuit From State Attorney General
"As attorney general, it is my job to enforce the laws of the state of Washington," Ferguson is quoted by KIRO News as saying