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Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:42 PM

This will not get Donald any votes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday poured cold water on a new effort to ratify a decades-old proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would ensure women have equal rights to men...
...The proposed Equal Rights Amendment, which gained traction with the rise of the feminist movement, states in part: "Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."...

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Reply This will not get Donald any votes (Original post)
40RatRod Jan 2020 OP
hlthe2b Jan 2020 #1
40RatRod Jan 2020 #4
Thomas Hurt Jan 2020 #2
NewJeffCT Jan 2020 #6
Blue_true Jan 2020 #3
Turin_C3PO Jan 2020 #5
Blue_true Jan 2020 #7

Response to 40RatRod (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:43 PM

1. What supposedly are they trying to do to stop it? Got a link?

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Response to 40RatRod (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 08:12 PM

2. As far as I knew the ERA has been an anarchronism to both parties for decades.

When did it stop being ignored? What did I miss?

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 11:57 AM

6. It came back to light

when the Virginia state legislature turned blue for the first time since the early 1990s, as they were one of the states that did NOT ratify ERA back in the 1970s.

The time to pass ERA expired decades ago, so any current vote is mostly symbolic. However, if Democrats won the White House, flipped the Senate and held the House, they could pass legislation that extends the deadline again - however, that would give now red states time to rescind their initial original approvals as well. Also, any law that passes like that to extend the deadline would likely have to survive multiple court challenges from Republicans - I believe some Republican states later passed laws that rescinded their initial ERA approvals as well.

So, it's kind of a mess.

4 states rescinded ratifications - however, it is uncertain if this was legal or not

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_Rights_Amendment#Ratifications_rescinded

Nebraska (March 15, 1973: Legislative Resolution No. 9)
Tennessee (April 23, 1974: Senate Joint Resolution No. 29)
Idaho (February 8, 1977: House Concurrent Resolution No. 10)
Kentucky (March 17, 1978: House (Joint) Resolution No. 20)






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Response to 40RatRod (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 08:49 PM

3. His base will love him. To them women support their men and do nothing else unless they get

approval from their men.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 11:48 AM

5. Sure but we don't need his base to vote for us.

We need the 8-10% of the electorate who are swingable (is that a word?).

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 06:33 PM

7. I agree. If people who claim to be on our side don't attack our General nominee,

we win. When people are whining that our selection process was "corrupt" that gives the fence sitters for our nominee a reason not to vote.

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