Phoenix wedding invitation business to appeal lawsuit ruling
Nov. 21, 2017
PHOENIX (AP) — The owners of a Phoenix wedding invitation business are appealing a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit against the city.
Attorney Jonathan Scruggs says he filed a notice of appeal Tuesday with the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Breanna Koski and Joanna Duka, owners of Brush & Nib Studio, filed a lawsuit last year through Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom.
The women say an anti-discrimination ordinance violates their freedom of religion by compelling them to cater to same-sex couples.
Phoenix prohibits businesses from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
A Superior Court judge rejected their challenge in October.