Section 1 of the 14th: No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Which MEANS.. Legally (via our constitution) any person has equal protection under the laws. This text supports human rights & gay marriage. However, to have equal protection, the law must be equal -> this supports making laws that equalize rights for all Americans.