posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 09:15 AM
As the Supreme Court of the Untied States enters its second day of deliberation over the issue of so-called "Gay Marriage", I'd like to narrow this
forum's focus to what I believe is the most important underlying question the Justices must consider. And the question I'd like to pose, to the
membership, in its starkest form.
The Constitution of the United States seems
to guarantee All citizens Equal Protection Under the Law (of the United States; that is to say, at
the Federal level).
Short of excising this clause from the Constitution, should it be possible to exclude, by popular vote, and without any other considerations,
group of citizens from the protection of this clause?
Could Redheads be denied the right to own property?
Could Christians be forced onto "reservations"?
Would any of these things be "Constitutional", even though they were supported by the majority of a popular vote, or by "traditional" practice?
Are we all truly Equal under the Law, such that none of us can deny any of us the "rights" (or more correctly, the priviledges) we individually
edit on 27-3-2013 by Bhadhidar because: (no reason given)