Ok, so what binary thinkers seem to miss is that our legal system does not operate like a car in which going forward is simple to reverse.
Perhaps that is because it is more organic. Just as a flower cannot be converted back into the seed from which it sprang, rights once recognized, respected and served, cannot simply be deprived. The law of the U.S. Does not allow it. Deprivation, under color of law or not, is a crime.