14th Amendment Pros And Cons

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No one is really free if they are having their right taken away from them, because of the way they choose to live life or their sexually preference. Since the constitution was established to protect our right, the government have no right to tell us who to love. According to the fourteenth amendment, it states that “All people have right to equal protection and citizen are guaranteed the same privileges and immunities” (Harrison et al. 2013). With this being stated and written down people’s right are being desecrated every day. The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. This amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws. And the section 1 forbid state officials from “depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without due process of law”. The Equal Protection Clause requires each state to provide equal protection…show more content…
The advantages of banning this amendment is that people will be able to protect their religious belief and also be able to protect their traditional values and belief. And the disadvantages of banning the same sex amendment is that people wouldn’t be able to show love and affection to the people their heart desires, people who choose the same sex would feel like they are not important or they don’t have impact in the society. At the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial, expert witness Ilan Meyer testified that the mental health outcomes for gays and lesbians would improve if laws such as Proposition 8 did not exist because "when people are exposed to more stress...they are more likely to get sick..." and that particular situation is consistent with laws that say to gay people "you are not welcome here, your relationships are not valued." Such laws have "significant power"(Meyer, 2010).

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