romer v. evans

romer v. evans - the equal protection of the laws must...

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Courtney Smith Kathryn Johnson Randy DeJesus Professor King Con Law 4200 12/2/10 -1 Romer v. Evans Facts: Romer v. Evans (May 20, 1996) This case presents issues of having the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause not protect individuals who get discriminated against due to sexual orientation in Colorado. The state of Colorado and its citizens were not open to the idea of protecting individuals who are heterosexual by putting in place Amendment 2 to their State Constitution preventing any judicial, legislative, or executive action designed to protect individuals from discrimination based on their "homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual orientation, conduct, practices or relationships." Issues: Did this case violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment? Yes. Reasoning: Yes, this practice did in fact violate the Equal Protection rights. The U.S. Constitution amendment XIV's promises that no person shall be denied
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Unformatted text preview: the equal protection of the laws must coexist with the practical necessity that most legislation classifies for one purpose or another, with resulting disadvantage to various groups or persons. Courts attempt to reconcile the principle with the reality by stating that, if a law neither burdens a fundamental right nor targets a suspect class, courts will uphold the legislative Courtney Smith Kathryn Johnson Randy DeJesus Professor King Con Law 4200 12/2/10 classification so long as it bears a rational relation to some legitimate end. Holding: The courts ruling on this case was 6 against 3. Discriminations of an unusual character especially suggest careful consideration to determine whether they are obnoxious to the equal protection clause of the Federal Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment ....
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