November 15, 2016
Bellevue Community College
Join us on November 15 at Carlson Theatre on the campus of Bellevue College to support Curt and Rob when the Washington Supreme Court hears oral argument of their case, Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers.
Curt Freed and Robert Ingersoll wanted flowers for their wedding, but a flower shop in Tri-Cities turned them away because they are gay. A state trial court ruled the flower shop broke the law when it refused to serve them. An appeal of the case is now before the state’s highest court. The ACLU represents the couple.
The Court will hear the case at 9 am. The doors to the theater open at 8:30 am, and supporters of Curt & Rob will begin gathering at 7:30 am to get in line. The ACLU will provide buttons to express support, plus coffee and donuts. We will also gather outside the theatre after the hearing at 10:00-10:30 am – you can come then if you can’t make the hearing itself.
Discrimination hurts. No one should be turned away from a business just because of who they are or who they love. Businesses open to the public should be open to everyone on the same terms.
Will you join us at Bellevue College on Nov 15?