1. SCOTUS Allows Refusal Of LGBTQ Couples, Reinstates Student Debt NPR 20:14

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 along ideological lines that the First Amendment bars Colorado from “forcing a website designer to create expressive designs speaking messages with which the designer disagrees.” She did not want to make wedding websites for same-sex couples.

In her dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote: “Today, the Court, for the first time in its history, grants a business open to the public a constitutional right to refuse to serve members of a protected class.”

The high court also struck down President Biden’s plan for federal student loan forgiveness. Millions of federal borrowers will not see their debts decreased or erased by up to twenty thousand dollars.

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