Dividing people up into groups- then assigning a separate value to each group.

All a matter of public policy.


At the federal level:

“no person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, age, disability, or national origin or otherwise subjected to unlawful discrimination.”

Except for:

Federal alcohol prohibition for adults age 18-20.

A federal requirement that 18 year old males register for selective service while 18 year old females opt out.

Charging people different access fees for National Parks lands- based on the age of the individual. We pay for these lands the same as we pay for the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Making gay military spouses ineligible for military benefits.


At the state level:

The version of marijuana legalization now in place in WA & CO leaves prohibition in place for adults age 18-20.



Photo- Port Townsend scene