News Item: 14th Amendment of the US Constitution
Posted by nadine
Monday 16 July 2012 - 02:31:53
The 14th amendment guarantees equal protection under law and properly interpreted it guarantees women the right to be top-free where men are allowed to be topfree. Unfortunately, some jurisdictions do not recognize that right, and there is a less stringent test in the courts (called intermediate scrutiny) for gender based differential treatment than for e.g., racial classifications (which are analyzed under what's called strict scrutiny).
Our rights under the 14th Amendment guarantee and include the one to be top free where men are allowed to - We seek to see legislation (or court decisions where arrests are made for being top free) in all jurisdictions to make explicit what should already be understood as implicit within the meaning of equal rights.
This news item is from GoTopless
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