Today I got an e-mail from Change.Org asking me to support the following:
End LGBT Discrimination!!! Demand that a LGBT Rights Amendment be ratified to the U.S. Constitution.
Urge the Urge the United States House of Representatives, the United States Senate, and President Obama to pass a LGBT Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
What would be an LGBT Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
An LGBT Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, would be a constitutional amendment to the United States Constitution that would to affirm that people who are LGBT have equal rights under the law.
The text of the LGBT Rights Constitutional Amendment
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Supreme Court Justice Scalia has said women are not protected by the 14th or any other amendment to the Constitution, although corporations which are not mentioned in the Constitution are. (so much for original intent).
As for working to pass a Constitutional Amendment protecting LGBT/T folks?
I’ll hop right on that one. Right after they pass the Equal Rights Amendment making women equal instead of second class citizens.
I’ve experienced far more discrimination in my life simply for being a woman than I have for being lesbian or for that matter for having been transsexual.
But I am not only a woman, I am a feminist, some might even say I am a radical feminist in that I put women’s interests ahead of men’s. I put women’s interests ahead of transgender people’s interests.
I believe one of the most important steps in becoming a woman is reaching a point when you’re being a woman is more important than your history.
So… I’m all for passing a Constitutional Amendment protecting LGBT/T people, right after they pass the ERA.