Equal Rights Amendment

What Does the Equal Rights Amendment Say and How EXACTLY is it written?

The Equal Rights Amendment has 3 short sections as follows:

Section 1. Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.” 

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.




Which States Do Not Want to Amend The Constitution to Reflect that Females and Males are Equal?

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
Florida
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Utah
Virginia





What Is the Political Makeup of these Holdout States Who Don’t Want Females Reflected as Equals in the Constitution?

Alabama
House= 77 Republicans & 28 Democrats
Senate=27 Republicans & 8 Democrats

Arizona
House= 31 Republicans & 29 Democrats
Senate=17 Republicans & 13 Democrats

Arkansas
House= 76 Republicans & 24 Democrats
Senate=26 Republicans & 9 Democrats

Florida
House= 71 Republicans & 46 Democrats
Senate=23 Republicans & 17 Democrats

Louisiana
House= 59 Republicans & 36 Democrats 3Ind
Senate=25 Republicans & 14 Democrats

Mississippi
House= 72 Republicans & 46 Democrats
Senate=33 Republicans & 19 Democrats

Missouri
House= 114 Republicans & 47 Democrats
Senate=24 Republicans & 10 Democrats

North Carolina
House= 65 Republicans & 55 Democrats
Senate=29 Republicans & 21 Democrats

Oklahoma
House= 77 Republicans & 24 Democrats
Senate=39 Republicans & 9 Democrats

Utah
House= 59 Republicans & 16 Democrats
Senate=23  Republicans & 6 Democrats

Virginia
House= 51 Republicans & 49 Democrats
Senate=21 Republicans & 19 Democrats

Doesn’t the 14th Amendment Provide Women with Rights?

No, not explicitly and that’s the problem. One judge declares a woman has rights and another judge can interpret the constitution differently and overrule. One administration can create laws regarding women’s rights and the next administration can repeal. Until women are literally written into the constitution, rights achieved through the passing of laws are temporary.

Do Women Have Any Rights?

The only right that cannot be taken away from a woman today is her right to vote. That is because her right to vote is explicitly spelled out in the United States Constitution.

Don’t laws protect women?

Laws are not the same as constitutional rights. Laws are amended and repealed on a regular basis.

I Still Don’t Get It, Why are Rights so Important?

Would you pay $300,000 for a house if it didn’t come with a clean title and deed? No! Most people know that you don’t buy a house without a legal transfer reflecting your new ownership rights. If you did pay for a house without securing ownership rights, you’d probably live in fear that someday, someone would come and take the house back. And if that day did come, your case would be heard by a judge who may or may not care that you poured your savings into the home, took care of it, improved it and have been living there for 50 years. The judge could just look at the bottom line which is: you have no legal rights to the house and must move.

The United States is the Home in this example and Women are living inside, contributing to it’s wealth, making it a beautiful, thriving country and they are doing it all without equal rights, and subject to the whims of the powers that be.

Read, Share, Vote - This is The Share Part