Magazine June 12, 2017, Issue

Religious Liberty after Obergefell

Barronelle Stutzman (SeattleTimes.com)
We are far indeed from tolerance

‘They’re asking me to choose between my livelihood and my faith,” Barronelle Stutzman says. Stutzman owns Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash., where for three decades she has crafted handmade floral arrangements for local customers. In 2013, she was sued by the state after declining to design custom flowers for the wedding ceremony of two men, Rob Ingersoll and Curt Freed, on the grounds of her religious belief.

In February, the Washington supreme court ruled against Stutzman, determining that her refusal to participate in the ceremony constituted discrimination against the men because of their sexual orientation. But Stutzman maintains that her choice

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