Based on the Constitution, equality is achievable. The two Amendments, One and Nine, takes us a step closer to equality by giving all U.S. citizens the freedom of religion, press, speech, assembly, and petition.Amendment Thirteen and Fourteen promote equality by contributing to the idea of civilization. The Constitution gives us the opportunity to achieve Equality in society, yet some citizens believe that equality is not achievable today in our society because of the
In 1972 the ERA was sent to the states to be ratified but the amendment fell two states short and was therefore not included in the constitution. In this article, many scholars argue that the ERA is needed to increase the standard of law that is now used to settle sex discrimination cases. They also believe it would help women that believe they are being denied equal rights. These assumptions
On July 9, 1868, the Fourteenth amendment was formally introduced to the Constitution and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States.” These words have as an ideal purpose that all levels of the federal government must operate within the law and provide fair conditions for all people. As a result, the states had a obligation to the public. Through the Fourteenth amendment, states were forbidden from denying any person “life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” or to “deny any person within jurisdiction the equal protection of laws.” By directly mentioning the role of the states, the Fourteenth amendment also expanded civil rights to African American slaves who had been emancipated after the American Civil War. The Citizenship clause is one of the three provisions and is the first statement said in Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment. It cinches that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of every State wherein they reside.” Previously, interests of whether or not repealing birthright citizenship for the children of illegal aliens were increasing.
The amendment has deeply influenced American History and the perception of equality. The Citizenship clause states that anyone born or naturalized in the United States are citizens of the U.S. and their state. The Due Process law states that no state may deprive any person of life liberty or death. Perhaps the most important clause is the equal protection of the law. The equal protection of the law clause guarantees that every citizen receives the same rights,
The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects any person within their jurisdiction of their due process and equal protection. The Equal Protection Clause under the 14th Amendment requires the states to apply their laws equally to any person within their jurisdiction. The equal protection clause aims to provide equal application of the law. It is also crucial to the protection of civil rights. There should be no discrimination in its application.
These amendments were the 13th, 14th, and 15th and they established political equality for all Americans, They were known as the Reconstruction Amendments. The 13th amendment prohibits slavery in the United States. The 14th amendment states that anyone born in the United States is a legal citizen of the U.S. and in
When Prop 8 passed California stated, "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." Many people who were against same sex couples supported this proposition. People who were against same-sex marriage gave money to support prop 8. Some churches, even gave money to support prop 8 so people could vote yes on prop 8. However, despite their efforts this proposal was finally ruled unconstitutional on August 4,
The Texas Defense of Marriage Act, “eliminating the freedom to marry for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Texans in same-sex relationships”, (Equality Texas 1) was also passed in the Texas Legislature in 2003. It was followed by an amendment, which was quite similar, to the Texas Constitution in 2005. “Restricting the freedom to marry runs counter to basic Texas values like self-determination and the freedom of people to live their lives without government interference. Both the Texas Constitution and Texas Statute should be amended so that all Texans have the freedom to marry the person they love.” (Equality Texas 1) Proponents of marriage equality in Texas have worked extensively for the cause. The Equality Texas Foundation is an organization which strongly supports marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans.
But through the amendments of constitution it has facilitated towards the equality of justice to all people regardless of the race. This includes all the human rights which are protected by the law. The ruling of the law calls upon for equal treatment of people as per the law of the land hence equal judgment to all people in regardless to the provisioned law of the land. Federal government is therefore mandated to enforce this law of jurisdiction equality to all human rights. The constitution deliberated about legislative process carried by the congress, legislatures of the state, legislatures of the state and also the initiative of the citizen.
If America remains the land of hope, then people of all classes, color, gender, and race will be given the chances to excel and to improve standards of living. The nation would encourage creative differences to give birth to innovative ideas and inventions, promoting growth. I pray that future America will continue to strive to win the incessant fight for equality of liberty. The recent legalization of gay marriage across all the fifty states of the country since June 2015 can be a representation of a battle towards the fair treatment of all people. The nation I envision is compassionate and open-minded, one that will respect heterosexual marriages and transgender culture, embracing all differences and similarities alike.