How many times has Arlene's Flowers sent floral creations to heterosexual couples who are either unmarried lovers or participating an in extramarital affair? Each sale surely crosses the boundary of the owner's stated religious beliefs.
State Sens. Sharon Brown and Mike Hewitt now sponsor a bill to allow legal discrimination. By extension, such a law, to be enforceable, would require a store to post its "philosophies and religious preferences" in writing on the front door. And to follow the "true path" of the business person's stated morals, then each perspective customer must submit to inquiry and acknowledge agreement before consummating a sale.
A country that allows the freedom to discount one group of citizens, is not a free country.
MARLET and ANITA SMITH, Kennewick