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Cuccinelli Says 14th Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Gays

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, in an appearance at Boys State last Friday, responded to a question from a high school student that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the “equal protection under the law” amendment, was “not designed to protect gay men and women.” He said, “Frankly, the category of sexual orientation would never have been contemplated by the people who wrote, voted for and passed the 14th Amendment.” However, the U.S. Supreme Court contemplated it in its landmark 2003 Lawrence vs. Texas ruling, it was pointed out.

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Cuccinelli Says 14th Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Gays

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, in an appearance at Boys State last Friday, responded to a question from a high school student that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the “equal protection under the law” amendment, was “not designed to protect gay men and women.” He said, “Frankly, the category of sexual orientation would never have been contemplated by the people who wrote, voted for and passed the 14th Amendment.” However, the U.S. Supreme Court contemplated it in its landmark 2003 Lawrence vs. Texas ruling, it was pointed out.