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Oklahoma Attorney General: The 14th Amendment Doesn't Apply To Gay People

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the 14th amendment doesn't apply to gay people.
Pruitt expressed the hope that the case will eventually be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court because of one question. “Is there really a Constitutional right? Is there cases that support that individuals sexual orientation should be the heart of equal protection under the 14th Amendment? And that’s just not the case.” Pruitt says courts have previously ruled that the 14th amendment wasn't written for gays and lesbians, but rather to protect people from discrimination based on characteristics of race or gender, not behavior. “When you look at where the Equal Protection Law came from, the 14th Amendment, the right to be treated equally under the laws, it came after the Civil War.”

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