The Supreme Court has refused to hear a case where a florist in Washington State turned down a gay customer when they asked for flowers for their wedding:
#SCOTUS sends challenge by florist who refused to do flowers for same-sex wedding back to lower courts to reconsider in light of Masterpiece Cakeshop— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 25, 2018
In Masterpiece Cakeshop, justices held decisionmakers in case of baker who declined to create cake for same-sex wedding had exhibited anti-religious bias https://t.co/rbSOgtEkId— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 25, 2018
The good news in all of this is that in the process of sending this back to the lower courts, SCOTUS vacated the lower court ruling against the florist, telling the courts to review the case in light of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case they just ruled:
BREAKING: US Supreme Court grants appeal of florist who refused to serve a same-sex wedding, @PeteWilliamsNBC reports. https://t.co/FBiKo0jlpf pic.twitter.com/NOUeYKw33D
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 25, 2018
Looks like the Supreme Court is giving the lower courts another chance to get this right. Let’s hope they do, otherwise this case will likely end up back in front of the Supreme Court again.