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thesquanderer

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Thu Jul 13, 2023, 09:20 AM Jul 2023

Kirsten Gillibrand introducing bill to declare ERA has been ratified. [View all]

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This is news as provided via the Brian Lehrer show (WNYC/NPR) but I can't post in that section as there is not yet printed version to excerpt. (See edit below.)

Kirsten Gillibrand is about to announce a bill to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

As you probably know, enough states have voted to ratify it, but there has been debate about whether it "counts" because they did not all ratify it by the stated deadline.

Apparently Gillibrand's bill will force a vote on accepting all the states' votes, which will put Republicans in a position to either vote for it, or to have to explain to their constituents why they are voting against something most of their constituents support (not that that's been much of a concern of theirs before).

If it managed to pass, there would be further constitutional foundation to challenge the recent SC ruling regarding abortion.

Gillibrand will be on the Brian Lehrer show around 10:30 eastern to officially announce.

ETA: There was a New York Times article yesterday anticipating this, so more detail is at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/13/us/politics/democrats-equal-rights-amendment.html and also readable without paywall at https://archive.ph/1Dy3Y

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GOP will torpedo it if they can. Count on it. Ocelot II Jul 2023 #1
👆 Rebl2 Jul 2023 #4
Won't just be the gop I suspect.... getagrip_already Jul 2023 #5
Of course! But then we can call them out and blast the electorate with the message: CTyankee Jul 2023 #10
At Long Last! librechik Jul 2023 #2
I knew voting for Gillibrand was the right thing, and I'll do it again next time TreasonousBastard Jul 2023 #3
Republicans have no problem at all voting against PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2023 #6
No Party platform, flexible as a snake. Alexander Of Assyria Jul 2023 #9
Adding gun control laws. Lots of things the (r)epuglicons vote against that the populace wants. erronis Jul 2023 #17
Good, and draw attention to who votes how. ananda Jul 2023 #7
EXACTLY! CTyankee Jul 2023 #14
SCOTUS will consider the rescinded or recalled ratifications to be valid ripcord Jul 2023 #8
We're reduced to ancillary actions supporting approval bucolic_frolic Jul 2023 #11
The Constitution says nothing about a specific amount of time to get an amendment ratified. Lonestarblue Jul 2023 #12
Once it has been concluded again that of course Congress can qualify what it ratifies NotASurfer Jul 2023 #13
"In a political environment like this, you throw at the wall Hortensis Jul 2023 #15
Yes, but why not sooner? sab390 Jul 2023 #16
Good grief obamanut2012 Jul 2023 #18
Well, we'll need 'em next year, and we can woo 'em calimary Jul 2023 #19
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