You can prohibit immoral behavior, but you cannot violate the 14th Amendment . . . or are you of the opinion that The Constitution protects everyone except homosexuals? The Texas law targets a class of people for discrimination and is a violation of equal protection. As a South Carolinian, I am very much interested in that and am glad that the same archaic laws are being struck down in my state by this ruling.
posted on 06/29/2003 6:12:18 PM PDT
Homosexuals--sodomists--are not a "class" of people. They are individuals engaging in immoral--and until recently, illegal, activity. Unlawful discrimination, in the sense of the 14th, is to prefer or prejudice on the basis of their intrinsic condition, not behavioral preferences.
No, the Constitution does not enumerate protections, explicit or implicit, to the homosexual act.
What about the class of psychopathic cannibals? Aren't they permitted to have their basic, internal desires fulfilled, not hamstrung by the wacko religious right?
Should they remain "celibate"?
Protect all classes! Equal Due Process under the Law!
posted on 06/30/2003 11:12:29 AM PDT
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