Generally this piece on a bill to allow businesses to discriminate against gay people if God tells them it’s OK by Josh Feit is solid. But I have to object to this paragraph:
The bill’s main sponsor is Sen. Sharon Brown (R-8, Kennewick). Brown’s district is the home to a controversy that blew up in March when Barronelle Stutzman, who owns Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, refused to do business for a gay couple.
It makes it sound like the business is in her district but the gay couple just happened to be there. In fact, Senator Brown is prioritizing –or at least is allowing the law to prioritize — businesses in her district that want to discriminate over her constituents who are being discriminated against. This hurtful bill won’t just hurt people in Seattle, or just in King County, or the Puget Sound region, or Western Washington. It hurts people all over the state.