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14th Amendment Equal Protection US Constitution 150th Anniversary Celebrate Civil Rights Revolution

No, the Civil Rights Revolution is not over.  We’re just getting started. The Civil Rights Revolution has breathed life into the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution through the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause, in and out of court. The Equal Protection Clause protects equal opportunity and human dignity in public schools,  interracial marriage, political representation at the state level, immigrant rights such as funding for undocumented children to attend public schools and freedom from indefinite detention, a woman’s right to choose, and the right to marry the person you love. The Amendment, enacted July 9, 1868, after the Civil War, authorizes Congress to enforce its protections.

Section 1 reads: “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.”

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