Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has said there is no evidence of hostility against religion in Stutzman's case.
In Stutzman's case, the Washington State Supreme Court must now interpret whether she was treated fairly when the court first heard her case.
That leaves unresolved the central dispute between proponents of gay rights and religious objectors: whether anti-discrimination laws in 22 states can require creative artists to serve same-sex weddings against their beliefs.
"The government has no authority to force Americans like Barronelle to engage in speech and events with which they morally disagree". The bottom line, though, is that even though the lower court ruled districts in and around Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio had been drawn to minimize minority voting power, the Supreme Court only agreed about one state legislative district. They would have preferred to see that opinion remain on the books to influence other lower court judges considering similar cases.
The U.S. Supreme Court sided with Republicans in Texas and North Carolina on Monday in two more cases on the contentious issue of politicians manipulating electoral district boundaries for political gain, known as gerrymandering.
You Choose Your World Cup Team Of The Week What's the likelihood? Argentina are 48 per cent, Nigeria 45 per cent and Iceland 7 per cent to make the next stage. Both on six points, they have identical goal totals so a draw would mean top spot going to the best-behaved team .
In 2017, the lower court in Washington had ruled that Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, about 320 km southeast of Seattle, had violated the state's anti-discrimination law and a consumer protection measure by refusing to create the flower arrangements.
The 5-4 decision comes nine months after Democrats had celebrated lower court rulings that invalidated parts of Texas's electoral maps and a revised voter ID law.
The Supreme Court issued two gerrymandering rulings last week on narrow legal grounds in cases involving Wisconsin and Maryland but both those disputes involved allegations that districts were configured for partisan gain rather than for racial discrimination. "The court today seems to minimize the chances that these remedies are going to be effective in future cases", he said.
Monday's decision from Supreme Court, reported by the Associated Press, means they are passing, for now, on deciding whether business owners can use religious beliefs to refuse service to LGBT people who are protected by anti-discriminatory laws. "This case is no more about access to flowers than civil rights cases in the 1960s were about access to sandwiches", the court said, quoting from the plaintiffs' brief.
On the surface, the North Carolina case doesn't appear to have the same problem the high court identified in the Wisconsin lawsuit.
Chip and Joanna Gaines welcome their 5th child The home makeover couple proudly shared that the newborn was in good health, even though he arrived more than two weeks early. " Fixer Upper " stars Chip and Joanna Gaines just had their fifth child , the couple announced on Twitter Saturday.
In turn, top players - such as defending champion Sabine Muguruza , French Open champion Simona Halep and reigning U.S. Caroline Wozniacki , John McEnroe and USTA president Katrina Adams have spoken out in support of Williams.
The new AirPods will feature noise cancellation technology and water resistance, according to Bloomberg's unnamed sources. There are over-ear headphones coming from Apple as well and they will compete with the likes of Bose and Sennheiser .
While there, Paul explained how he and John Lennon had rehearsed their first Beatles songs in the living room. The pair ends up at a pub, where Corden serves as bartender and encourages patrons to use the jukebox.
Food and Drug Administration announced Monday, June 25, that it's approved a marijuana-derived drug for the first time . LGA and Dravet syndrome develop in childhood and are rare, severe forms of epilepsy that are notoriously hard to treat.
However, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne previously reported the Lakers felt rebuffed after their initial conversation with the Spurs. Ingram posted the same scoring average as a 20-year-old, and he might have more upside than anyone on the Lakers' roster.
Tite later addressed the media to say he would have backed his first instinct and offered his support to Neymar . Superstar Neymar added a second a few minutes later. "I don't know what else we could have done", Ramirez said.
Horrid video of the incident shows the attack and then Lesandro trying to run to the hospital, which was just a few blocks away. Three of the suspects were picked up in Paterson, New Jersey and two were picked up in the Bronx, officials report.
Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri later scored a stoppage time victor to send the Swiss second in Group E, behind Brazil. The political back-and-forth has since been addressed by Switzerland head coach Vladimir Petkovic.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker as he signs the vistors book in Government Buildings.
Uruguay take top spot
Tomorrow's match will decide on the victor of their Group A, which also enrolls the teams from Saudi Arabia and Egypt . Because Russia has the advantage in goal differential, it would win the group with a draw.
Late-night hosts unite against President Trump
He also described the comedians, including Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel , as "lowlifes", "lost souls" and "terrible". He also said he had made a donation to an organisation that provides education and legal services to refugees in Trump's name.
EU's 25% Bourbon tariff comes into force
The EU reacted to the decision of US President Donald Trump to impose duties on steel and aluminum from Europe, Canada and Mexico. In the end, we believe that the current tensions will eventually subside as the USA midterm elections in November approach.
Instagram launches IGTV which can host content an hour long
Systrom resisted talking advertising on IGTV at the launch, but you could bet the company will not make IGTV an ad-free portal. However, Instagram says that anyone will be able to create and upload content on IGTV through the new app or on the web.
Will sign ‘something’ to keep families together
Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that child migrants who came to the border with parents and were held in custody must be released. The two immigration bills under consideration in the House could address the separations, but the outlook for passage is dim.