|Text on Button||I'M HERE UNDER PROTEST AMENDMENT COLORADO 2|
Illustration of the state of Colorado with black text on it and red text above and below and a red "No" symbol over it with black text around the outer edge on a white background
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This button was designed for and worn by participants at the American Library Association's 1993 midwinter meeting in Denver, Colorado. Amendment 2 precluded any judicial, legislative, or executive action to protect people from discrimination based on their sexual orientation. Its passing led to a Supreme Court case, Romer v. Evans, in which the main concern was whether Amendment 2 violated the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. The Supreme Court found, in a 6-3 majority, that Amendment 2 did violate the Equal Protection Clause because it denied legal protection against discrimination towards homosexual and bisexual people.