BREAKING: Court Rules Business Can Refuse Service To Same-Sex Couples

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Phoenix business can refuse service to same-sex couples, overruling the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance, reports KTAR News.

The artists who operate Brush & Nib, which makes invitations and other wedding-related items, argued in a 2016 lawsuit that the ordinance violated their religious beliefs by forcing them to custom-make products for same-sex marriage ceremonies.

The court, voting 4-3, ruled that the rights to free speech and free exercise of religion include “the right to create and sell words, paintings, and art that express a person’s sincere religious beliefs.”

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Court rules Phoenix business can refuse service to same-sex couples