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Florist at center of LGBT rights storm: ‘I’m a little grain of sand’

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Barronelle Stutzman
Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene's Flowers refused the flowers for a gay couple's wedding in 2013, and her actions were among the first in what has become a nationwide quandary for bakers and others who believe same-sex marriage conflicts with their religious beliefs. [...]

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Washington state House approves ban on conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Friday, April 10, 2015
Washington state capitol in Olympia.
The Washington state House of Representatives has passed a bill to prohibit therapy intended aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth. [...]

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Washington governor Jay Inslee rescinds Indiana travel ban

Friday, April 3, 2015
Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is rescinding a ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after a law that critics said had the potential to discriminate against gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs was amended. [...]

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Washington governor joins boycott: No state-funded travel to Indiana

Monday, March 30, 2015
Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has imposed an administration-wide ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against LGBT individuals. [...]

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Seattle mayor Ed Murray joins Indiana boycott, says no city-funded travel

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Ed Murray
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he will not allow work-related city-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that has the potential to discriminate against LGBT people and others based on religious beliefs. [...]

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Judge fines Washington florist who refused services for same-sex couple’s wedding

Friday, March 27, 2015
Barronelle Stutzman
A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees. [...]

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Florist who refused services for gay couple’s wedding rejects settlement offer

Friday, February 20, 2015
Barronelle Stutzman
A florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay couple's wedding has rejected an offer from the Washington state attorney general to settle a discrimination case by paying a $2,000 fine and agreeing to sell bouquets for same-sex ceremonies in the future. [...]

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Florist who refused flowers for same-sex wedding to appeal discrimination ruling

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Barronelle Stutzman
A florist in Washington state who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex couple's wedding plans to appeal a judge's ruling that she broke a state anti-discrimination law. [...]

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Judge: Washington florist who refused services for same-sex wedding broke law

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Wash.
Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom rejected arguments from the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Wash., that her actions were protected by her freedoms of speech and religion. [...]

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Homophobic slurs written on woman’s body in Tacoma hate crime attack

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
hate-crimes
A woman was choked and stabbed and had homophobic slurs written on her body with a marker in an attack early Sunday in Tacoma. [...]

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