HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » What's going on with the ...

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 02:21 PM

What's going on with the Equal Rights Amendment?

On January 15, 2020, Virginia became the 38th state the ratify it. Since then, I haven't seen much (if anything at all) about the ERA in the news. What is the next step?

Now, I know this is extremely complicated because there was a ratification date that's long passed, and there was states that rescinded. Some argue that there is no time limit, while others say it's different if it's directly put into the bill like this was. Ruth Bader Ginsburg says deadline to ratify Equal Rights Amendment has expired: 'I'd like it to start over'. Can a state rescind before ratification? That's never been decided either. But can we at least try to make the ERA law?

The reason that I brought the ERA up is that it likely renders Roe unnecessary. The ERA should guarantee a woman the right to choose.

8 replies, 832 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply What's going on with the Equal Rights Amendment? (Original post)
Polybius Dec 2021 OP
Freddie Dec 2021 #1
gldstwmn Dec 2021 #2
Polybius Dec 2021 #3
gldstwmn Dec 2021 #4
Hekate Dec 2021 #5
Polybius Dec 2021 #6
Polybius Dec 2021 #7
Polybius Dec 2021 #8

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 02:30 PM

1. That's exactly why we don't have it

God forbid we have the same rights as men.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Dec 2, 2021, 03:11 PM

2. I was thinking about this yesterday.

What is our response going to be to this horrible miscarriage of justice.?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gldstwmn (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 02:17 PM

3. At the very least, we have to try

Does anyone know what the next step is?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Polybius (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 02:20 PM

4. Women's Health Care rights could be made law.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 02:42 PM

5. I don't think the ERA would fulfill all our dreams, and here's why: we are not "the same" ...

Take health insurance companies. Well, take anything to do with health, including research. The medical community always used a male model. I could go into great detail, but suffice it to say that treating us the same as men and giving us the same insurance coverage as men left out a lot, and we got charged for the “extras,” such as everything to do with our reproductive systems. That’s what “the same as” means to me.

The ERA has always struck me as too simple by half. I don’t want to have womankind placed on a Procrustean Bed, where our uniquely female selves are reduced to a male model, and none of our society’s festering problems are actually dealt with.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 02:22 PM

6. I don't know

I still think it does more good than bad.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 08:54 AM

7. Here's something I found:

Looks like it might be done.

2020 U.S. District Court lawsuit supporting ratification

On January 30, 2020, the attorneys general of Virginia, Illinois and Nevada filed a lawsuit to require the Archivist of the United States to "carry out his statutory duty of recognizing the complete and final adoption" of the ERA as the Twenty-eighth Amendment to the Constitution.[112] On February 19, 2020, the States of Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Tennessee moved to intervene in the case.[113] On March 10, 2020, the Plaintiff States (Virginia, Illinois and Nevada) filed a memorandum in opposition to the 5 states seeking to intervene.[114] On May 7, 2020, the DOJ filed a motion to dismiss, claiming the states do not have standing to bring the case to trial as they have to show any "concrete injury", nor that the case was ripe for review.[115]

On June 12, 2020, the District Court granted the Intervening states (Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Tennessee) motion to intervene in the case.[116] On March 5, 2021, federal judge Rudolph Contreras of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the ratification period for the ERA "expired long ago" and that three states' recent ratifications had come too late to be counted in the amendment's favor. The plaintiffs said they will consider their options, including appealing this ruling.[117] On May 3, 2021, the plaintiff states appealed the ruling to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.[118]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_Rights_Amendment

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Reply to this thread