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Crime and Law
Thu March 15, 2012
Kentucky Supreme Court to Hear Amish Buggy Case
The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments today from a group of Graves County Amish men who refused for religious reasons to use a slow moving vehicle sign on their horse-drawn buggies. The men say their faith forbids them from using the orange reflective triangles as the color is immodest and the triangular shape represents the Holy Trinity which they do not believe in. Many have gone to jail for refusing to pay fines for not displaying the signs. An American Civil Liberties Union attorney is arguing on behalf of the men, who are part of the conservative Amish sect Swartzentruber. Kentucky lawmakers are also considering a bill that would allow the Amish to use reflective tape on their buggies instead of the triangles.