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After 8 Years, Battle Between Florist, Gay Couple Is Over

Barronelle Stutzman settles for $5K, retires

(Newser) - A florist in Washington state who was in an eight-year legal battle that reached the US Supreme Court will retire after settling with the same-sex couple whose wedding job she refused . Barronelle Stutzman of Richland, Washington, announced the settlement Thursday, saying she has paid $5,000 to Robert Ingersoll, the...

Wedding Florist's Alleged Shtick: Not Showing Up

Ohio AG says Desiree Gilliam Pace scammed 48 clients out of $50K

(Newser) - A purported florist allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars from couples ahead of their weddings, but never showed up with the ordered flowers. That's according to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, who's suing the now-shuttered Flowers by Des in Xenia, Greene County, for violations of the Consumers...

A 9/11 Tradition Endures, Thanks to Determined Florist

His stores are closed, but 'Mikey Flowers' still donates birthday roses for victims at memorial

(Newser) - After the pandemic hit, New York City florist Michael Collarone was forced to close all three of his retail stores and lay off every one of his employees. "We're lucky if we make enough money to keep our electricity on," the merchant known as "Mikey Flowers"...

Cops: Cemetery Flowers Were Stolen by Florist

Camera caught NJ woman in the act

(Newser) - A florist caught on camera stealing flowers from a New Jersey cemetery told police she was just trying to "tidy up." Lynda Wingate, a 59-year-old former police dispatcher, was arrested after police investigating months of reports of flowers being stolen at the First Reformed Church Cemetery in Pompton...

Florist Who Turned Down Gay Wedding Defeated Again

Supreme Court rules selling flowers isn't free speech

(Newser) - The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state's antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs, the AP reports. A lower court had fined Barronelle Stutzman for denying service to...

Gay Pal Suing Me for Not Doing Wedding Flowers: Florist

Barronelle Stutzman says she gently turned down one of her 'favorite' clients

(Newser) - "I'm sorry I can't do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ." That's how florist Barronelle Stutzman describes the way she gently broke the news to one of her favorite clients that she wouldn't be able to do the flowers for his...

White House Florist's Exit Sprouts Rumors

Sources aren't buying Laura Dowling's apparent resignation

(Newser) - The White House may be a little less green than usual. In what appears to be a rather hush-hush staffing change, officials say head florist Laura Dowling has left her post and was escorted from the residence on Feb. 13. In a statement released through lawyers, Dowling says, "I...

Uh-Oh: You Might Not Get Your V-Day Flowers

Snow ruins florists' big day

(Newser) - A whole lot of East Coast florists are heartbroken today, facing the prospect of a Valentine's Day essentially ruined by yesterday's storm . One Maryland florist tells the Washington Post that the snow has grounded its delivery trucks, and that despite sending 300 orders out early on Wednesday in...

Cheating Hubby Sues Telltale Florist

1-800-Flowers may pay dearly for sending thank-you note to client's home

(Newser) - A man is suing a florist for $1 million for letting his wife in on a secret: He had a girlfriend. Leroy Greer accuses 1-800-flowers.com of failing to keep a purchase for his paramour private—and upping the price tag of his divorce. But the company says it can't...

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