Homer Plessy was a man who was considered to be black, yet was seven-eighths white. This case was concerning a Louisiana statute that stated railroads can have "equal but separate accommodations for white and colored races." Homer purchased a ticket for the white section of the train. When police found out from an unknown source, they asked Plessy to move to the colored section. When Plessy refused to move to the colored section of the train, he was arrested. When Plessy learned that the statute did not apply to interstate commerce, he was careful only to travel in the state of Louisiana. Plessy argued that the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments were violated by the court. This case was heard on April 13, 1896 and was decided on May 18, 1896. Plessy versus Ferguson resulted in a one to seven U.S. Supreme Court vote against Homer Plessy. This case established legality of racial segregation in the Unites States under "separate but equal" provisions.