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Florist refuses to serve anti-religion group

The Wisconsin-based group Freedom From Religion is suing a florist in Rhode Island Supreme Court.

The group wanted to send the flowers to Jessica Ahlquist for standing up against a prayer banner and having it removed at her public school. Freedom From Religion wants flowers and an apology, alleging discrimination.

It argues the florist broke Rhode Island state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of religion. The lawsuit says Plowman responded to the flower order with a note, saying she wouldn't deliver to the teenager.