Fourteenth Amendment

The Fourteenth Amendment may refer to:

  • Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which grants citizenship to everyone born in the US and subject to its jurisdiction and protects civil and political rights
  • Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, which guarantees free access to information on abortion in other countries
  • Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan, which gave party leaders the power to dismiss dissenting members of parliament
  • Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of South Africa, which repealed some of the provisions allowing for floor-crossing, that had been added by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments

Famous quotes containing the words fourteenth and/or amendment:

    The surprise of animals... in and out, cats and dogs and a milk goat and chickens and guinea hens, all taken for granted, as if man was intended to live on terms of friendly intercourse with the rest of creation instead of huddling in isolation on the fourteenth floor of an apartment house in a city where animals occurred behind bars in the zoo.
    Elizabeth Janeway (b. 1913)

    During the Suffragette revolt of 1913 I ... [urged] that what was needed was not the vote, but a constitutional amendment enacting that all representative bodies shall consist of women and men in equal numbers, whether elected or nominated or coopted or registered or picked up in the street like a coroner’s jury. In the case of elected bodies the only way of effecting this is by the Coupled Vote. The representative unit must not be a man or a woman but a man and a woman.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)