Real Equality Under the Law

If elected I plan to propose a constitutional amendment barring discrimination in laws based on sex, race, or color. The original idea was to have the 1964 Civil Rights Act become a constitutional amendment, however given the current political climate it’d be easier to pass this constitutional amendment without including the religion or national original clauses from the Civil Rights Act. If I’m elected and feel like those would pass, I would want to add them to the amendment. But I want to play it relatively safe, in regards to ease of passage, starting out with barring discrimination based on sex, race, or color. The Civil Rights Act doesn’t go far enough, or else men who marry men who want to have a sex life with their husband would be able to donate blood, only 1 gender wouldn’t have to sign up to be potentially drafted, Nguyen vs INS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_v._INS) which is a case sexist against men could be declared unconstitutional, and so forth.

In addition to this, the current legal definition of rape needs to be changed to include people forcing themselves onto people who have penises. The current FBI definition is, “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim” (https://ucr.fbi.gov/recent-program-updates/new-rape-definition-frequently-asked-questions). So if someone with a vagina were to give someone with a penis date rape drugs, then the person with the vagina forced penetration on the unconscious victim, this wouldn’t be counted as rape as far as the FBI is concerned. It should count as rape. Equality under the law should happen, and if elected I intend to work for this equality.

To be clear, I support equality of opportunity under the law.