Era

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Should the USA pass the ERA?

  1. I am a woman, and yes we need the ERA

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  2. I am a man, and yes we do need the ERA

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  3. I am a woman and NO, we do not need the ERA

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. I am a man and NO, we do not need the ERA

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    46.7%
  5. I am a woman, but I am undecided

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  6. I am a man, but I am undecided

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  7. The ERA should strictly be a State Issue

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  8. Other answer

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Salty

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    I am the only one (so far) to have voted "Other".

    Reason: Being British, not American, I'm not sure what all the implications of this Ammendment would be.

    Speaking generally, I tend to be wary of demands for "rights", unless there is equal emphasis on responsibilities. I always remember our headmaster at school assembly mumbling a prayer which included something like, "Lord, teach us to think more of our duties and less of our rights."
     
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    what is it?:laugh:

    can you summarise the issue in 3 bullet points or less?
     
  4. Salty

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    Discrimination based on gender would totally be outlawed.

    Opponents of the law state that could mean that men could use womens public bathrooms (and viceaversa), women would have to be drafted (if men were) and ect.

    The opponents also state that current laws protect women sufficiently from discrimination.

    From Wikipedia
     
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    How truely bizarre, there is the underlying implication that one is genderless...is America trying to create automatons. It sounds ugly and contrary to the precepts of Christiandom.
     
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    Thus more proof that the US is not really a Christian nation (ok if you all disagree - then start a new thread.)

    Briony, just some additional quick info - normally an amendment to the Constitution is given seven years. It must first pass by a 2/3 majority in both houses of Congress, then 75% of all States Legislatures must also pass the exact same amendment.
    This is one area that the President has no official say.
    For more details, click this link on
     

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