No governmental, private, corporate or commercial entity shall deny to any enfranchised citizen the rights or privileges accorded to others. The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Sadly, America has a long history of discrimination. Some of our ancestors were slaves and our female ancestors weren’t allowed to vote. More recently we’ve seen the Civil Rights struggle, which recent events suggest is far from won, immigration and sometimes rampant prejudice against gays.
This amendment is straightforward – there shall be no discrimination on the basis of factors of birth: race, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc.