Archive: April, 2013

Florist gets diversion in tax case

News from Toledo Blade: BLADE STAFF A longtime Sylvania florist who failed to pay more than $ 67,000 in sales taxes was placed into a pretrial diversion program Monday by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Stacy Cook. Keith H. Brooks, 73, owner of the former Keith H. Brooks Florist, had been charged with grand theft [...]

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Lawsuits against florist trigger bill

News from The Spokesman Review (subscription): OLYMPIA – Several Republican lawmakers filed a bill Thursday seeking an exemption to the state’s anti-discrimination laws just weeks after legal action was taken against a Richland florist who denied service to a gay couple for their upcoming wedding. The bill introduced by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, would allow businesses [...]

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New Florist Shop Opens Saturday

News from Patch.com: AO Florist, a division of Amazing Occasions, has announced it will open its store location at 50 Mount Bethel Road Saturday.   AO Florist is the area’s only full-service florist offering everyday arrangements for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, holidays, and much more.  Customers can shop in store seven days a [...]

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Arcade Fire Help Out Montreal Florist Whose Shop Burnt Down in Fire

News from Spinner: Anton Corbijn While Montreal’s Arcade Fire have been known to think worldly in throwing their weight behind relief efforts in Haiti, they’re also thinking locally and helping out a florist in their hometown. Yesterday the group tweeted the following after the Dragon Flowers on Bernard Street in Montreal was destroyed by fire [...]

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Florist makes funeral wreath for Padres TV blackout

News from U-T San Diego: Yonder Alonso strikes out with bases loaded to end the 7th inning. As the Padres were getting swept by the San Francisco Giants this past weekend, some baseball fans found solace and beer at the 88th annual Coronado Flower Show. One fan in particular had a lot of fun there. [...]

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Florist faces second lawsuit over gay wedding refusal

News from Catholic News Agency: Wedding rings and Flowers by Alena Kratochvilova (CC0 1.0). Seattle, Wash., Apr 23, 2013 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A florist in Washington is being sued for a second time after choosing not to provide flower arrangements for a gay customer’s upcoming wedding.   Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene’s Flowers in [...]

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Homophobic WA Florist Hit With Second Lawsuit

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Florist sued again for refusing to provide flowers for gay wedding

News from Christian Science Monitor: The ACLU has filed a discrimination lawsuit against a florist in Washington State who says she would not sell flowers for a gay couple’s wedding because of her religious beliefs. The state is already prosecuting her under a consumer protection law.  A Washington florist is being sued by both the [...]

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Washington state florist sued again for refusal to service gay wedding

News from Reuters: By Elaine Porterfield SEATTLE | Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:30am EDT SEATTLE (Reuters) – A Washington state florist who refused to sell flowers to a gay couple for their wedding has been sued by the American Civil Liberties Union, in the second legal action accusing the vendor of discrimination. Florist Barronelle Stutzman [...]

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State’s case against florist fires up gay-marriage critics

News from The Seattle Times: Originally published April 17, 2013 at 8:26 PM | Page modified April 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM The state attorney general’s surprising lawsuit against a small florist in Eastern Washington has energized gay-marriage opponents who all but disappeared after failing to defeat same-sex marriage in Washington last fall. They are [...]

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