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Virginia lawmakers pass Equal Rights Amendment in historic vote

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by SummerMadness, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. SummerMadness

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    Virginia lawmakers pass Equal Rights Amendment in historic vote
     
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  2. jahel

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    " to add protections for women to the U.S. Constitution.”

    Great moment in his tory
     
  3. JohnAshton

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    All Christians are proud, or should be, imo, of this event.
     
  4. civilwarbuff

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    Except it is about 40 years too late......
     
  5. jahel

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    Too little too late for sure ... the world’s lifetime.
     
  6. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Most likely, but possibly not... the deadline was only in the preamble that proposes the ERA... not in the wording of the Amendment itself, so technically, the Federal government might be able to revive it, if the Justice Department was of a mind to... but to the surprise of nobody, they're not.
     
  7. jahel

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    Amazing the dastardly deeds left on the books of what ‘they’ could do. smh
    so childish
     
  8. grasping the after wind

    grasping the after wind That's grasping after the wind

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    Superfluous amendments don't excite me.
     
  9. The_Barmecide

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  10. The_Barmecide

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    If it is superfluous why do some fight against it so much? It _should_ be superfluous but that isn't how America runs.
     
  11. The_Barmecide

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    Not really. Think about the history of the 27th Amendment. Introduction to final ratification about 200 years. Makes 40 years seem kinda paltry don't it?
     
  12. Paulos23

    Paulos23 Never tell me the odds!

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    Yup. :)
     
  13. civilwarbuff

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    Apples and oranges my friend. ERA had a time limit assigned to it....the 27th did not. It seems reasonable to assign time limits to such things; they can always be reintroduced.
     
  14. The_Barmecide

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    That is why there is a parallel move in Congress to remove the artificial time limit.
     
  15. JohnAshton

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    Congress enacted the time limit, and Congress can remove it. With the Senate red, I am curious to see if the GOP senators have the gumption to remove it.
     
  16. civilwarbuff

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    They probably could if the time limit had not expired. IOW they can't pretend it is an active amendment when the time limit has expired and made it inactive. What's the problem with simply congress voting on the amendment again?.....seems simple enough.
     
  17. The_Barmecide

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    Just so we know that not all Amendments are treated equally. One can take 200 years, another can't take more than 40 because...well...just because.
     
  18. civilwarbuff

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    No, not just because....because one had a time limit and the other did not....pretty simple actually.....
     
  19. The_Barmecide

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    Sorry, but I like justice and equality.
     
  20. JohnAshton

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    The expiration means nothing, because Congress can extend it.
     
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