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  •  The failure of the ERA amendment (1+ / 0-)
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    in the long run may be a boon. It would have made gender a trifle more specific than is now recognized.

    •  Hmm. (2+ / 0-)
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      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.
      Isn't sexual preference "sex?" IANAL but I would think if we had an ERA that it might be part of the supporting argument here.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 08:21:10 PM PDT

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      •  Depends on the reader. (0+ / 0-)

        Is sex gender?

        I made my point.

        •  No. Sex is not gender. (0+ / 0-)

          The way I learned it, people have a sex (either male or female or, I suppose, something that is transitioning). "Gender" on the other hand is a grammatical construct to describe nouns and adjectives in languages like French or German or Latin. Latin and German also have a neuter gender. Some languages have many different genders for nouns and adjectives (but they end up being called category 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.).

          But Americans seem to dislike the word "sex" so they change it to "gender." My sex is male. I don't have a gender (because I'm not a word).

          "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

          by Dbug on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 11:24:54 PM PDT

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