Supreme Court Allows Anti-Gay Discrimination and Strikes Down President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Oh, they were on one today.

Supreme Court Rules Christian Web Designer Can Turn Away Gay Clients

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that conservative Christians have a free-speech right to refuse to provide some business services for same-sex marriages, even in states like California where civil-rights laws forbid discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The justices by a 6-3 vote sided with a graphic artist in Colorado who said she wants to expand her business to design custom websites that celebrate impending marriages, but not for same-sex couples. She cited her belief as a Christian that marriage is limited to a man and a woman.

Let that marinate for you….THIS WAS ALL BASED ON A HYPOTHETICAL.
Marinate on that for a moment….

Yeah, THIS!

Supreme Court strikes down President Joe Biden’s plan to clear $400 billion in student loan debt
By Mark Sherman
Associated Press

Jun 30, 2023 at 10:19 am

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Friday effectively killed President Joe Biden’s $400 billion plan to cancel or reduce federal student loan debts for millions of Americans.

The 6-3 decision, with conservative justices in the majority, said the Biden administration overstepped its authority with the plan, and it leaves borrowers on the hook for repayments that are expected to resume in the fall.

Biden was to announce a new set of actions to protect student loan borrowers and would address the court decision later Friday, said a White House official. The official was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of Biden’s expected statement on the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The court held that the administration needed Congress’ endorsement before undertaking so costly a program. The majority rejected arguments that a bipartisan 2003 law dealing with student loans, known as the HEROES Act, gave Biden the power he claimed.

“Six States sued, arguing that the HEROES Act does not authorize the loan cancellation plan. We agree,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court.

Justice Elena Kagan wrote in a dissent, joined by the court’s two other liberals, that the majority of the court “overrides the combined judgment of the Legislative and Executive Branches, with the consequence of eliminating loan forgiveness for 43 million Americans.”

Here is the Student Loan Forgiveness Case

Please remember that the President’s Plan would have eliminated ALL STUDENT LOAN DEBT FOR ALMOST 50% OF ALL BORROWERS.


Our President is always working!

But Both Parties, right?



I hear you

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16 Responses to Supreme Court Allows Anti-Gay Discrimination and Strikes Down President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

  1. rikyrah says:

    Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) tweeted at 6:51 AM on Sat, Jul 01, 2023:
    Alito and Thomas just invent cases to drive their bigoted decisions, no doubt funded by dark money. The man named in the 303 case never asked for a website, and he’s straight and married to a woman. This court has a legitimacy crisis.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Jeff Chang (@zentronix) tweeted at 9:39 AM on Sat, Jul 01, 2023:
    It was never about discrimination against Asians. We — who, in the American racial hierarchy, have always been placed between complicity and justice — were there for display, to be asiansplained to the Court.

    #diversitystillmatters #racismisnotover

  3. rikyrah says:

    Colorado Law Firm Files Complaint with Education Department over UC-Berkeley’s ‘Black’ Graduation

    The firm is alleging that the school violated a federal law prohibiting institutions that receive government funding from discriminating based on race.

  4. rikyrah says:

    David Heath (@davidhth) tweeted at 4:55 PM on Fri, Jun 30, 2023:
    Listen to Colorado’s Attorney General Phil Weiser complain that the case allowing businesses to discriminate against gay couples was a made-up case with no real victim or any real business. The court should have refused to hear it, he says.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Uppity Faerie Gothmother of Metal and #TeamOrca (@FountainPenDiva) tweeted at 1:28 PM on Sat, Jul 01, 2023:
    I realize the affirmative action case is another way to divide Black people and Asians.

    The powers that be really fear intra-racial solidarity.

    White supremacy will ALWAYS be the enemy.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Uppity Faerie Gothmother of Metal and #TeamOrca (@FountainPenDiva) tweeted at 0:26 PM on Sat, Jul 01, 2023:
    When I think about this tumultuous week with SCOTUS, my rage doesn’t just fall upon the 53% of ww, or those who voted 3rd party, but the chaos agents with Black faces in our midst like Ice Cube, Killer Mike, Lenard McKelvey (CtG), Luther Campbell, the F*A and A*OS fools – who

  7. Liza says:

    Alessandra Biaggi
    In 2012, I graduated from Fordham Law School with $180,000 is student loan debt.

    I’ve been paying loans for 11 years. Even paid two of them off completely.

    In 2023, my balance is $206,000.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Laura Chapin (@LauraChapin) tweeted at 1:32 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Sometimes the best questions are the most obvious. The fact that no one in journalism – not the Washington Post, not the New York Times, not NPR, not any national legal reporter – bothered to ask whether the plaintiff in ‘303 Creative’ actually existed is frankly shocking.

    It undermines the entire premise of the case.
    We knew Alliance Defending Freedom was fundamentally dishonest.
    But taking a fake plaintiff to SCOTUS is whole new level of mendacity.

    Okay, the ‘plaintiff’ was Lorie Smith. Who apparently made up the gay couple who asked her for a website.
    The entire case should have been laughed out of court long ago.

    There were interviews with Windsor and Obergefell.
    But absolutely no one thought to call the gay ‘couple’ in this case.
    Who apparently don’t exist.

  9. rikyrah says:

    David Austin Walsh (@DavidAstinWalsh) tweeted at 9:17 AM on Fri, Jun 30, 2023:
    This is bad for a whole host of reasons, but one of the most significant is that it now places the courts in the position of adjudicating what is and what is not “sincerely held” religious beliefs.

    David Austin Walsh (@DavidAstinWalsh) tweeted at 9:20 AM on Fri, Jun 30, 2023:
    We’re already seen Reform Judaism dismissed by some right-wing law professors on the grounds that, because Reform Judaism does not regard halakha as binding, Reform Jews cannot legally claim religious exemptions for, for instance, restrictive abortion laws

  10. rikyrah says:

    Braxton 🟥 (@Braxtonbrew96) tweeted at 4:42 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    There are two opinions left for SCOTUS to release: student debt relief and LGBTQ protections

    But something incredibly alarming has happened *after* oral arguments have happened. In both cases, the plaintiffs, or their claims of “harm,” have been found to be falsified.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Sam Levine (@srl) tweeted at 9:55 AM on Fri, Jun 30, 2023:
    Justice Kagan bluntly calls out the supreme court’s major questions doctrine as “made-up”

  12. rikyrah says:

    The Biden Accomplishments Guy™ (@What46HasDone) tweeted at 9:57 AM on Fri, Jun 30, 2023:
    The ruling makes it clear that student loan forgiveness is dead. Done. Buried. Roberts made it crystal clear their is no alternative method. HEA Act would be dead on arrival. So would anything else.

    So help us punish this SC electorally or get the fuck out the way.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Georgia Equality (@GAEquality) tweeted at 9:41 AM on Fri, Jun 30, 2023:
    A business asked for a “license to discriminate” against LGBTQ+ people – and today the Supreme Court gave it to them. For years courts have rejected efforts to undermine nondiscrimination, but now SCOTUS has reversed course. We MUST speak out to protect our fundamental freedoms.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Candidly Tiff (@tify330) tweeted at 9:42 AM on Fri, Jun 30, 2023:
    I wanted $10k cancelled for myself and my daughter but we have always said this was congressional duty. That stroke of a pen BS needs to be deaded today.

  15. rikyrah says:

    THOMAS (@TommyInPA) tweeted at 10:01 AM on Fri, Jun 30, 2023:
    Fuck Bernie Sanders and the “stroke of a pen” assholes. Fuck all of you dumbasses! All you had to do was vote for Hillary you losers.

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