First Amendment Liberties Wounded: Baronelle Stutzman Forced Out Of Business

Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman has agreed to settle with the same-sex couple that sued her for refusing to serve their wedding —capping off nearly a decade of litigation in one of the most iconic First Amendment cases this century.

On Thursday afternoon, Stutzman’s attorneys sent the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) an agreement to withdraw her Supreme Court petition in exchange for them declining to pursue further legal action. The 77-year-old grandmother told Fox News that she’s retiring and leaving her business, Arlene’s Flowers, to its employees.

The settlement, obtained by Fox News, shows that both parties have agreed to its terms.

As part of the agreement, Stutzman will pay the couple – Rob Ingersoll and Curt Freed – $5,000 and they will cease pursuing damages against her business and personal assets. Read more»

Sam Dorman | “Christian florist settling with same-sex couple after nearly a decade fighting iconic religious liberty case” | November 18, 2021


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