As in the Fourteenth Amendment, which reads, as a lawyer would say, in pertinent part,
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Recently, there are some people that want to get rid of that “persons born” part because it includes kids whose parents are illegal.
As of mid-afternoon, there are a lot of folks perturbed with the due process and equal protection parts as they now, for now, in California, include, the horror, gay people.
Yep, faggots have fundamental rights. California has to have a compelling interest to treat them unequally. The District Court Judge didn’t need that, he found that the Proposition 8 law, barring their right to marry, was irrational. That last will be important as the case moves up the legal food chain.
America is a great place if you are white and couldn’t get a date even if you were gay. Develop a hue or an unnatural predeliction in the view of the majority, that’s what the number 14 is for.