Meeting in support of Richland florist is Wednesday

By the Herald staffJune 11, 2013 

The Family Policy Institute of Washington plans a meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday for supporters of Arlene's Flowers.

The Team Arlene's and Religious Freedom Information and Mobilization meeting will be at First Assembly auditorium, 1800 North Road 72 in Pasco.

Organizers plan to discuss ways to start a public information campaign with letter writing and social media, building relationships with legislators, participation in a statewide phone tree and praying for Arlene's Flowers and state government in general.

In April, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit against the Richland store and its owner, Barronelle Stutzman, after she refused to provide services for the wedding of a same-sex couple.

Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed later filed a discrimination suit of their own.

Stutzman countersued the attorney general last month.

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