Actually, the 14th Amendment says "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."
I'm sorry, but I don't see anything about intrinsic condition. I see that all citizens are guaranteed due process and equal protection. What am I missing? ALL CITIZENS. Is that not clear to you?
posted on 06/29/2003 9:15:42 PM PDT
You're right. Wrong amendment.
All citizens are guaranteed due process. Sodomy is not, however, a privelege nor an immunity--it was an illegal act. They're right to due process was not abridged in any way. There was no house-to-house rectum inspection, no roadside checkpoints set up. Someone (whatever the reason) had suspicion of illegal activity and called the cops on'em.
They were subsequently caught in the act.
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