Several Republican lawmakers have filed a bill seeking an exemption to the state's anti-discrimination laws in response to legal action taken against a Richland florist who denied service to a gay couple for their upcoming wedding.
Many are voicing their support and their disgust with the situation surrounding Arlene's Flowers. The state is now threatening to fine the Richland florist for denying bouquets to a gay customer. Now the ACLU has announced they are representing the gay couple as well.
A square box with thick pink horizontal lines (the mathematical equal symbol) was offered for sharing this week by the Human Rights Campaign as the U.S. Supreme Court took up arguments in key marriage rights cases.
In a major gay rights case, the Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married people.
The Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether gays have a right to marry, an issue one justice said was newer than cellphones and the Internet.
The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being.