Essay:Needed Constitutional Amendments (Lyra)

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Civil Unions[edit]

The right to a recognized civil union between two citizens of the United States shall not be infringed upon by any law passed by the several States or by the Congress.

Civil unions, not marriage, the States can make up their minds about that.

Equal Rights[edit]

The possibility of an income under any organization shall not be denied or abridged solely on account of sex.

This prevents against discrimination only on account of gender by both the government agencies and any other company. However, a certain quality must be met of work.


Neither Congress nor the several States shall pass any law commanding the impression of the citizens of the several States into any of the agencies of the United States, or any organization therein.

‘Nuff said.


Neither Congress nor the several States shall pass any law prohibiting any citizen of the United States from exiting the United States or entering thereto, in war or peace.



No agency or organization by or in the United States shall subject any human being to torture, or to cruel, degrading treatment or punishment.

Kind of a clarification of the Eighth Amendment.

Citizenship Changing[edit]

Congress shall make no law arbitrarily depriving a citizen of the United States of their nationality or denying the right to change their nationality.

Nicked from the UN’s universal declaration of human rights.


Article I.
Elementary education shall be compulsory in the United States.
Article II.
Congress reserves the right to enforce this Amendment by due process of law and action by the agencies of the governments of the United States and the several States.


Nothing in this Constitution may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

For security purposes.