We've come a long way, but we have a long way to go.
Seriously, a person...
-Legally distinguish the difference between a natural person and an artificial entity (like a corporation, state, etc.)
-Prohibit artificial entities from all forms of discrimination against natural people
-Protect all voting rights, and make all votes actually count.
Is a person.
-Legally distinguish the difference between philosophical, religious, and political questions.
-Limit actions of the government in the religious and philosophical spheres. If we can't find agreement on what something is, we should not be able to legislate it. Insistence does not make something actual.