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  •  I thought one of the arguments against the (2+ / 0-)
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    JBL55, Heart of the Rockies

    amendment is that it's already in the Consitution:

    14th amendment, section 1:

    No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
    and

    19th amendment:

    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
    The 14th amendment would have made the 19th amendment unnecessary except that the Constitution didn't define voting rights, ceding that to the states, and the states defined voters as men.

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    by dinotrac on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 11:54:37 AM PDT

    •  Supreme court has a different interpretation (1+ / 0-)
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      Sandy on Signal

      Until sex is accorded strict scrutiny which will only be possible with the ERA will there be true equality

      •  Decision, please? (0+ / 0-)

        I'm confused as to what sex has to do with it, frankly.
        Citizen is citizen.

        Are you confusing constitutional protections with things like employment law, which is a creature of Congress?

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        by dinotrac on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 02:37:59 PM PDT

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