LGBT Rights

ARTICLE.  VII.

RIGHTS and FREEDOMS

PART.  I. RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES

Section.  9.   equal rights regardless of gender, sexual orientation, appearance

Whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual or transgender, every Citizen is entitled to equality in the workplace and in public. These rights are excluded from our current constitution yet guaranteed by our Declaration of Independence, the superior, formative document. The Valentine Constitution codifies equal rights for LGBTs, women and all Citizens into a constitutional provision and the law of the land once and for all. Nothing is more weakening than the ineffective bickering that has divided us into uncompromising political camps incapable of solving problems. Nothing is more powerful than a nonpartisan constitution which solves all our problems so that we may get on with our lives in a peaceful cordial manner, and team up in the fight for the survival of our planet and our species.

equal pay for equal work

The Valentine Constitution establishes equal pay for equal work for all Citizens. Women are being ripped off. Why? Because they can be. Other citizens, either individuals or groups, are likewise being cheated. This provision, supported by 95% of Americans, explicitly codifies yet another right not protected by our current constitution.

Section.  10.   harassment, stalking, catcalling, bullying and bashing will be prohibited …

Not sufficiently protected by our current constitution, our Citizens are being preyed upon by oppressive bullies and thugs who dare to impose their “might makes right” values on our culture. Allowing them to get away with these harmful behaviors emboldens their anger and feeds their hatred, encouraging escalation to more injurious crimes like rape and spree killings. The Valentine Constitution intervenes early and often enough to stop the process of criminalization. Additional solutions include unarmed soft crimes units with programs to help victims heal and help perpetrators stop; more enforcement effort spent pursuing hardened perpetrators and less on blaming and interrogating fragile victims; and prison boot camp to teach respect, discipline and acceptance.

PART.  II.  PUBLIC  SCHOOLS

Section.  2.   relationship class

Another of the many ways The Valentine Constitution addresses bullying and hate crimes is a daily relationship class which will allow grade school students to share their life stories and find sympathy, advice and programs to solve their personal problems. A modicum of empathy by others would have prevented most spree killings by alleviating the bitterness before it built up into animosity and was released in violence. Relationship class, also for adults at night and on weekends, will defuse animosities and engender happier communities.