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  •  How is this law clearly unconstitutional? (0+ / 0-)

    It doesn't expressly single out a class for disparate treatment and the courts generally don't look at a legislature's motive in enacting facially neutral legislation.

    This case seems a lot closer to Palmer v. Thompson, 403 U.S. 217 (1971) (refusing to enjoin city's closure of public pools in response to desegregation order) than it is to Romer v. Evans, 517 U.S. 620 (1996) (striking down constitutional amendment forbidding municipalities from enacting ordinances that would protect "homosexuals, lesbians, or bisexuals" from discrimination).  And the Palmer Court was a good deal more liberal than the Romer Court.

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