The Declaration of Independence…“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution …”nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution …”nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution… “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.”
The 1st Amendment to the Constitution… “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
The 1st Amendment to the Constitution… “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.”
President Barack Obama on 1/21/2013 – “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”
Too many kids, at Oakridge and beyond, have over the years spent too much time in the shadows and on the receiving end of hurtful language and actions only because they were gay. The Declaration of the United States, the Constitution of the United States, the President of the United States, supports the civil liberties of gay Americans as fully equal to those of every other American. To all Gay Americans and those who have gay friends, fear not, soon the United States of America will protect your speech, afford you due process and the equal protection insured by your creator; the same rights and freedoms assured to every other citizen in this nation.
January 21, 2013 – a great day in United States History.