Skip to comments.Lawmakers pledge ERA will pass in Virginia. Then what?
Posted on 01/02/2020 3:03:50 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
RICHMOND, Va. Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment are so confident Virginia is on the verge of becoming the critical 38th state to ratify the gender equality measure, they are already making plans for how they will celebrate.
But that jubilation could be largely symbolic. Despite broad support for the amendment in the state, the ERAs prospects nationally are substantially more complicated.
The proposed 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution faces a host of likely legal challenges and vehement opposition from conservative activists who depict the ERA as a threat to their stances on abortion and transgender rights.
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Purely symbolic. The amendment expired in the 80s. It would be need to be passed by Congress again.
Good luck with it.
Already expired, but yknow one weird trick and all that
Get ready for Christians to be rounded up and put in camps.
Then what? Businesses move out of VA. Equal rights are already on the books. But special equal rights, where the protected special ones are more equal than others? Untenable can of worms. Move ‘em out!
I never thought I’d regard VA as being even more degenerate than CA, IL and MA, but they really are trying.
Full *sshole marks there, VA.
I remember the ERA being adamantly opposed on the grounds that it would authorize women to use the men’s restroom.
Now look where we are. Those oppositions seem so quaint.
This may go to the SC. The moment they pass this they are going to try use the previous state votes. If this amendment becomes law the country is finished or there will be a civil war, probably both.
Why am I thinking of Helen Reddy and Bobby Riggs?
ummm. Then nothing, until Dims control more.
The only way to revive the ERA is to start the process all over again and submit it to the states for ratification by a two thirds vote of both the House and Senate. The votes aren't there.
Virginia's Letter of Ratification will be returned to Virginia's Secretary of State by the Archivist of the United States with a letter explaining that the state's ratification was 40 years too late.
Name one law that it is disadvantageous to be female
Not if one of those Democrat judges Roberts says don't exist gets a hold of it.
There’s also the issue that, during the original 7 year ratification period, a few states rescinded their ratifications of the ERA. Their plan to make Virginia the key 38th state to ratify, assumes that those states were not allowed to rescind their ratifications.
Congress wrote an expiration date into the amendment.
If Democrats hadnt been so stupid, it might have been ratified today.
Not even a Clinton or an Obama judge can help them with it.
A state has the right to change its mind. Theyre still short of 38.
Congress would need to restart the process and the votes to pass it again in Congress arent there.
How to celebrate? Murder some babies, followed by murdering nursing home patients. Then craft beer at the local LGBT Bar.
ILLINOIS passed ERA two years ago. It was a symbolic vote.
These morons are trying to catch up with CA, NY and MD in one year.
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