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Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:26 PM

Kentucky Republican Senate votes to allow discrimination against interracial couples, and others.

Senate Blocks Interracial, Interfaith Marriages (SB 180)


A Kentucky Senate committee has passed a bill that would allow store owners and other providers of services to refuse to serve interracial couples, interracial families, or couples of different faiths. In addition, the bill would prevent the refused couples from seeking redress through the courts.


http://progressky.com/2016/03/senate-blocks-interracial-interfaith-marriages-sb-180/


Next thing you know they will band together and in the dead of night, destroy the shops of those they see as different.

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Reply Kentucky Republican Senate votes to allow discrimination against interracial couples, and others. (Original post)
alfredo Mar 2016 OP
SheilaT Mar 2016 #1
alfredo Mar 2016 #3
Jim Lane Mar 2016 #8
lindysalsagal Mar 2016 #2
alfredo Mar 2016 #4
uppityperson Mar 2016 #5
jwirr Mar 2016 #6
alfredo Mar 2016 #7

Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:28 PM

1. I expect this will be challenged rather quickly.

 

And various Supreme Court decisions in the past would make this unconstitutional, I suspect.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:31 PM

3. This law was probably filed before the special election.

The special election could have swung the house into republican hands, but it didn't work. Dems still hold the majority. This law is DOA in the House.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 01:09 AM

8. I don't think it's unconstitutional, but it's superseded by federal antidiscrimination laws.

 

The Constitution does allow private parties (such as shopkeepers) to discriminate on the basis of race. That's why many of them did so until 1964. That's why the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was necessary.

If Kentucky were to pass a law allowing discrimination that violated the public-accommodations provisions of the Civil Rights Act, the next baker who refused to bake a cake for an interracial wedding would nevertheless be in violation of federal law. The baker could wave around the Kentucky statute and it wouldn't make a damn bit of difference. In the United States in 2016, that conduct is illegal, and the Kentucky Legislature can't do a damn thing to change that.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:30 PM

2. WTF is wrong with Kentucky???

Can someone tell them it's 2016, not 1916?

Their 18th century bigotry laws will not return us to the past.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:32 PM

4. They like making the state pay millions in legal fees.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:32 PM

5. K&R.

Wtf

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:33 PM

6. Take the idiots bill to the SCOTUS immediately.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:39 PM

7. The Senate is embolden by the election of a Teabagger Brownback wannabe governor.

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