Supreme Court Decides on Same-Sex Wedding Florist Case
Shortly after ruling in favor of the Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding and was consequently sued by the couple, the Supreme Court has decided not to take up the case of a florist who declined to make a flower arrangement for a gay wedding.
Rather than a straight denial of the case, though, the Supreme Court has decided to send the case back down to the lower courts, wiping out the lower court’s previous ruling against the florist. This means that the Washington courts will have to take another look at the case in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the similar case concerning Colorado baker Jack Philips.
This decision has a few key consequences. For one, it may signal that the Supreme Court is not yet ready to wade back into the controversial waters of business owners denying services that promote LGBQT events after having narrowly dodged major controversy by managing to rule in favor of the Colorado baker Jack Phillips while at the same time not setting a sweeping precedent for similar cases. However, by wiping the lower court’s ruling against the florist off the books, the Supreme Court is also signaling that the issue needs to be revisited by the lower courts.
It’s safe to say at this point that no matter what happens with the florist’s case in the Washington courts, the issue of a business owner’s right to deny service is a legal battle that is far from having run its course. To learn more about this case and others that the Supreme Court has recently decided on, be sure to check out the video below.
~ Liberty Video News