July 21, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that lightning can no longer strike only where positive and negative ions are attracted to each other. Five of the nine Supreme Court justices found that exclusive positive-negative ion interaction of that kind is discriminatory to positive-positive and negative-negative ion relationships and therefore unconstitutional. “We hereby decree that opposites shall not necessarily attract anymore,” stated Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the majority opinion.
Proponents of Lightning-Strike-Equality hailed this as a "truly landmark decision."