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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

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.

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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.

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