November 11th, 2009

Apollo 4 on column of fire

My fear about the ERA

My fear is that we will somehow get the Equal Rights Amendment back into the public discourse, and that it will opposed because it does not cover sexual orientation, or it will be amended to cover sexual orientation and fail. If it does pass, though, it will set a precedent for future beneficial amendments. And here it is:

  • Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
  • Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
  • Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.