A Washington state judge has ruled that a florist violated state law when she refused to supply flowers for the wedding of a gay customer, the AP reported.

Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers & Gifts in Richland, said that providing the service would be a violation of her faith.

Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom disagreed, saying in his ruling that the Supreme Court “has held that laws may prohibit religiously motivated action, as opposed to belief.”

“In trade and commerce, and more particularly when seeking to prevent discrimination in public accommodations, the Courts have confirmed the power of the Legislative Branch to prohibit conduct it deems discriminatory even where the motivation for that conduct is grounded in religious belief,” he added.

In February 2013, Stutzman refused to serve Robert Ingersoll when he attempted to purchase flowers for his upcoming marriage to now-husband Curt Freed.

Stutzman is represented by the Christian conservative Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).

ADF lawyer Kristen Waggoner claimed that “the government will bring about your ruin if you don't help celebrate same sex marriage.”