In early March, nine judges who serve on
the Washington State Supreme Court ruled
against ﬂorist Barronelle Stutzman of
Richland, Washington, a 72-year-old grandmother, who now faces ﬁnes of hundreds of
thousands of dollars for desiring to run her
local ﬂower shop according to orthodox
Prior to the court battle, Stutzman had
known the plaintiff Rob Ingersoll and served
his needs for more than nine years, using her
artistic talents to make birthdays, funerals
and other occasions meaningful.
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