Originally Posted by Conservative
Sorry have trouble reading:
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."
1. The founders didn't pass the 14th Amendment, that was done later.
2. The 14th Amendment applies to "State law" as it specifically says.
3. If you want to ban Civil Marriage for homosexuals the responsibility is on your to pass an amendment (one that has already failed multple times), no amendment is needed to require due process and equal protection under the law - that one was passed 146 years ago.