Ky. Court Upholds Law for Safety Devices for Amish

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld a state law requiring an Amish sect to post orange safety triangles on their buggies, although the ruling is irrelevant because lawmakers changed the law earlier this year.

The high court's decision on Thursday also let stand the convictions of several Amish men who challenged the law.

The Amish men asked the Supreme Court in March to grant them a religious exemption from using the orange triangles.

The case originated in Graves County with a conservative Amish sect that prohibits the use of the slow-moving vehicle sign because they say the color is gaudy and they depend on God, and not man-made symbols, for their safety.

The new state law allows them to use gray or reflective tape instead.

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