The BOLI Final Order awards ,000 in damages to Laurel Bowman-Cryer and ,000 in damages to Rachel Bowman-Cryer for emotional suffering stemming directly from unlawful discrimination.
It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Within Oregon’s public accommodations law is the basic principle of human decency that every person, regardless of their sexual orientation, has the freedom to fully participate in society.
The ability to enter public places, to shop, to dine, to move about unfettered by bigotry.
In response, the state’s attorney general asked the Texas Supreme Court to halt any same-sex marriage activity, and the court issued an emergency stay on Thursday afternoon.
The Texas attorney general also declared the historic marriage license void on Thursday.
Barronelle Stutzman, a florist in Richland, Washington, had been fined by a lower court for denying service to a gay couple in 2013.
Stutzman had previously sold the couple flowers and knew they were gay but told them she couldn't provide flowers for their wedding because same-sex marriage was incompatible with her Christian beliefs.We will NOT give up this fight, and we will NOT be silenced.We stand for God’s truth, God’s word and freedom for ALL americans.The marriage license was issued in response to a district judge’s order in Travis County, which is home to Austin, the state capital.District Judge David Wahlberg ordered the license for Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, the Austin couple, because one of the women has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.She said that as far as they know, it is the first same-sex marriage license issued in Texas.