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  •  Unless gender is written into the Constitution as (14+ / 0-)

    having the same rights as men, we will never be equivalent. This is why women worked so hard on the ERA only to be stopped by churches. We still need three states.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 12:18:23 AM PDT

    •  Actually we need to start over (2+ / 0-)
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      That one had a window to be adopted and fell three states short.  Now we would need a brand new Equal Rights Amendment.  And of course that means we need control of both houses of Congress, just for a start.  That's hard, but possibly doable.

      I am more pessimistic about getting the requisite number of states to ratify.  There aren't enough electoral votes in Republican dominated states to win a Presidential victory.  But there are certainly enough states dominated by Republican legislatures to prevent a constitutional amendment from being ratified.  Maybe that will change along with demographics in the coming decades.  

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      by TX Freethinker on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 06:38:07 AM PDT

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      •  Actually, no. The window is continually moved and (0+ / 0-)

        is still open. The bill is reintroduced every year.

        202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

        by cany on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 01:38:28 PM PDT

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