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ACLU Follows Through With Threat of Lawsuit Against Arlene’s Flowers

After saying they would consider legal action, the ACLU is helping a same-sex couple sue Arlene’s Flowers.

The ACLU is assisting Curt Freed and Robert Ingersoll, who were turned away when they requested flowers from the Richland store for their wedding.

The ACLU previously sent owner Baronelle Stutzman’s attorneys a letter requesting the store apologize, agree to provide them services, and instead of legal fees make a donation to a charity. Stutzman’s attorneys argue her being forced to provide the wedding services violates her First Amendment rights.

As previously reported by Newstalk 870, Stutzman’s attorneys had until April 17 to accept the offer. At that time ACLU representative Doug Honig said they would consider legal action. Now a suit has being filed in Benton County with the help of the ACLU.

According to the suit, the two men are seeking an end to the alleged discriminatory practices, monetary damages and attorneys fees.

This suit comes on the heels of the action filed against Stutzman by the Washington State Attorney General for allegedly violating the Consumer Protection Act.

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