I got this from the recent dicussion with Sim in the Obama resignation thread and instead of continuing that off-topic discussion there I thought I'd just create a new thread. I'll add some more later and we can also debate the pros and cons of the different suggestions. My first proposed Constitutional amendments: 1. I would like to see a Constitutional amendment granting gay and lesbians the right to marry. As it is now I don't find any Constitutional protections for this right (the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment protects race, not gender) and it is also currently left to each individual state. Instead of having each state either vote on the issue or having each individual state supreme court rule whether a ban on gay marriage is constitutional or not, the federal government should just make any ban on gay or lesbian marriage unconstitutional via amendment. 2. Term limits for the justices on the Supreme Court: When the Constitution was ratified and justices were given a lifetime appointment on "good behavior" a) they didn't live as long and 2) they served for a shorter period of time. The first ten justices served for an average of about 8 years. The first Chief, John Jay served for about 5 and left to run for governor of New York. John Marshall was the one that set the precedent serving about 34 years but even then, he was more of the exception rather than the rule. As a result younger and younger justices are being nominated now, that way a president can have a longer lasting impact on the bench and thus we're getting lesser experienced justices and judges, and once they've been on for too long they're further and further removed from the "pulse of society" so to speak. Thus I would propose a term limit of maybe 15-20 years. What suggestions do you have or what objections do you have to any of those proposed?