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b_b  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, overturning the Sixth Circuit Court.

Court has been on a Liberal Terror lately! The Texas license plate thing, Obamacare, the Fair Housing Act, and now this. Although I agree with them on all counts, I'm shocked. I guess the Roberts Court really is shifting leftward.

user-inactivated  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wait. What's the Texas License Plate or Fair Housing Act? I don't know about either of those.

Meriadoc  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·  

-Fair Housing Act expanded to acts that aren't obvious or intentionally discriminatory. Lawsuits can be brought against unfair housing even in the cases of neutral acts that are still discriminatory against minorities.

-I think the plates were banning the distribution of plates with the confederate flag.

Bacuryu  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A little clarification on the license plate ruling: The courts ruled in favor of the state of Texas over the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The dispute being that the State of Texas issued a statement saying the SoCV could not have the confederate flag printed as a special license plate. The court sided with the state essentially because they deemed that license plates are gov't issued and are therefore gov't property, not the property of the individual receiving the license plate. The most odd part of this is in my opinion is that the state of Texas was against the motion in the first place.

user-inactivated  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah. Gotcha. Thanks!

b_b  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·  
user-inactivated  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Saw that ^, really interesting. SCOTUS trends are always kinda hard to understand.