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Supreme Court Justices won’t hear case of anti-gay marriage florist

Posted: 7:59 AM, Jun 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-25 09:59:04-04

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is ordering Washington courts to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for the wedding of two men because of her religious objection to same-sex marriage.

The justices’ order Monday means the court is passing for now on the chance to decide whether business owners can refuse on religious grounds to comply with anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people.

That’s the same issue they confronted, but ultimately passed over in the recent ruling in favor of a Colorado baker who also objected to same-sex marriage on religious grounds.

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