Many of us were reminded of that fight in 2010 when Supreme Court Justice Scalia declared women to be NOT protected under the United States Constitution of America:
"If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex," he told an audience at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, "you have legislatures."
Summer has arrived. Vacation plans are being made. And women and those who love women need to consider gathering at the Capitol Hill West Lawn in Washington, D.C. on September 13 to Rally For Equality if they possibly can.
ERA Ratification Bills in the 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Two different types of ERA legislation have been introduced in the 2013-2014 session of Congress:
- Traditional legislation to ratify the ERA by the Constitution's Article V ratification process, and
- "Three-state strategy" legislation to remove the time limit on the ERA's ratification process and declare it complete when three-fourths (38) of the states ratify, thereby retaining the existing 35 state ratifications as viable.
Now that you are thinking about going to Washington, D.C. to support the ratification of the ERA, here's some background information for you:
A great video, for 5:28 minutes of your time you can get a bit of an historical review.
* The Equal Rights Amendment: Unfinished Business for the Constitution
A Spring 2014 hearing, approximately an hour and a half video , of relevant ERA advocates giving an update on the Hill.