But the U.S. Constitution ALREADY HAS a provision, in the 14th Amendment, GUARNATEEING ALL AMERICANS "equal protection of the laws". THAT is the part of the U.S. Constitution that pertains to us that is CONSTANTLY ignored and violated by people.I agree equal fundamental rights should never depend on any vote. This is after all, supposed to be self evident.
We need to reaffirm that principal, while voting for equality if that is the only available or even the best route. We also should consider a law like the one DC has, that prevents the denial of equal or human rights by popular vote. You can vote on a law that would require equal treatment, but you can't vote on one that would take human or equal rights away.
Voting for equal rights, is different than voting to take them away.
There are many people who simply do NOT believe that "EQUAL MEANS EQUAL".