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Canadian Florist Protects Her ‘Conscience Before God’ By Refusing Lesbian Wedding

Sure, a newspaper refusing to run your same-sex wedding announcement is frustrating. But what about a florist who refuses to sell you flowers for your wedding because it’s a gay one?

An unnamed lesbian wedding couple says that’s exactly what happened when they tried to book New Brunswick florist Petals and Promises Wedding Flowers. The company’s Kim Evans told the couple in an email she is “choosing to decline your business. As a born-again Christian, I must respect my conscience before God and have no part in this matter.” Aww, sorry Kimmy, but you know who does have a part in this matter? The New Brunswick Human Rights Act, which says public businesses cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation. Which you just admitted to doing. It sounds like you just made a very expensive business decision.

The couple, meanwhile, is already on their honeymoon. (And yes, there’s a “peaceful protest” going on.)