Equal Protection Quotes

Equal Protection Quotes by Hillary Clinton, Arlen Specter, Michael K. Simpson, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Edmund Burke, Barack Obama and many others.

When the 14th Amendment, equal protection clause was enacted, the galleries in the Senate were segregated. Now we have integration.
The guarantee of equal protection cannot mean one thing when applied to one individual and something else when applied to a person of another color. If both are not accorded the same protection, then it is not equal.
My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron.
Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
What is the American dream? The American dream is one big tent. One big tent. And on that big tent you have four basic promises: equal protection under the law, equal opportunity, equal access, and fair share.
All marriages are same sex marriages. You get married and every night, it’s the same sex.
Lately the First Amendment has been interpreted to deny equal protection of the law to those who believe in God. The Constitution established freedom for religion, not freedom from religion!
It’s time to recognize that under the equal protection clause of the United States [Constitution], same-sex couples should have the same rights as anybody else.
As Harry Blackmun said when he wrote Roe v. Wade, `Once a child is born, the child has basic constitutional rights: due process, equal protection of the laws.’
Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.
Gay and lesbian people are equal. They deserve equal protection of the laws, and they deserve it now.
NoH8 on the Hill, NoH8 anywhere. No American, regardless of who they love, should be denied equal protection under the law. History is on our side and our march towards justice will prevail.
Neither federal nor state government acts compatibly with equal protection when a law or official policy denies to women, simply because they are women, full citizenship statureequal opportunity to aspire, achieve, participate in and contribute to society based on their individual talents and capacities.
As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.
What is so powerful here is that we have the first federal appellate court and it’s a case coming out of Utah affirming in the strongest, clearest, boldest terms that the Constitution guarantees the freedom to marry and equal protection for all Americans and all means all, including gay couples.
The takings clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals.
The legal bias for special protection for women has begun to wreak havoc with the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.
We must have our freedom now. We must have the right to vote. We must have equal protection of the law.
Civil union is less than marriage. Marriage is a sacred and valued institution and ought to be afforded equal protection.
It wouldn’t be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause.
There is no proportional representation requirement in the Equal Protection Clause