Chicago Lawyers: Gay Not Protected by 14th Amednment

Whittle, whittle, whittle away:

Ruppert was expelled from a bar and then arrested by Chicago police officers who then, according to Ruppert, pulled their cruiser over, forcibly removed Ruppert from their vehicle, and proceeded to assault him while uttering homophobic slurs, The Advocate reported. Ruppert was then taken to the hospital, where he received 16 stitches in the area of his eye. The text of the fourteenth amendment speaks of guarantees concerning individuals, rather than groups, but nonetheless attorneys for the city have moved to have Ruppert’s lawsuit thrown out on the grounds that GLBT people are not included in the constitutional guarantee.