So a friend of mine posted this on Facebook:
Barack Obama Ignores The 14th Amendment When It Comes To Same-Sex Marriage Equality Across America
And it got me thinking. The 14th Amendment states:
“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.”
According to Loving v Virginia ([ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v_virginia]Loving v. Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]), this means that marriage requirements cannot be based on race.
So does this mean, then, that the right to marriage cannot be restricted based on gender?
I am interested to see what people think of this.