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Justices Turn Away Florist Who Refused Same-Sex Wedding Job

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FILE - This June 29, 2021, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court is wrapping up its first all-virtual term, with decisions expected in a key case on voting rights and another involving information California requires charities to provide about donors. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

(AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to take up the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding. The justices on Friday left in place a decision that she broke Washington state’s anti-discrimination laws. Those laws say that businesses offering services to opposite-sex couples must provide the same service to same-sex couples. The florist said she’d refused to provide the flowers on religious grounds. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said that they would have agreed to hear the case and review the decision.

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