equal protection of the laws
A phrase in the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution requiring that states guarantee the same rights, privileges, and protections to all citizens. This doctrine reinforces that of due process of law and prevents states from passing or enforcing laws that arbitrarily discriminate against anyone.
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According to Pew, 14 of the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa have blasphemy laws.
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Have a look at this telling research from Pew on blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world.
Satirists occupy a perilous position—to skewer dogma and cant, and to antagonize the establishment while needing its protection.
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
This city stands upon almost two equal parts on each side the river that passes through.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Other factors being equal, the amount of urea indicates the activity of metabolism.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
“But the laws of Poloeland and those of Flatland are different,” said Amalatok, starting another objection.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne