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"Team Arlene's" Meets in Pasco

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PASCO, Wash. - "Team Arlene's' got together in Pasco Wednesday evening. The Family Policy Institute of Washington hosted the meeting for supporters of Arlene's Flowers. The owner of the shop is facing multiple lawsuits because she refused to offer wedding arrangements to a gay couple she had served before. 

The group Wednesday discussed how to raise public awareness about the issue of businesses and discrimination. 

"This is an issue of conscience, not commerce. There are plenty of businesses willing to provide these services. Washington state is big enough for people to get the services and the goods they need without compelling individual business owners to do things that are inconsistent with their value system," Executive Director Joseph Blackholm with the Family Policy Institute of Washington.

The group discussed how to get the word out, suggesting the use of social media and contacting lawmakers.