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The ERA

Discussion in 'Debate Forum' started by Fused, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Fused

    Fused Shun the nonbeliever

    The Equal rights Amendment, a.k.a. ERA, was proposed way back in 1923 by woman's suffragette Alice Paul, a key figure in what became widely known as feminism. Despite the 19th Amendment being passed, she was disappointed that it only gave women the specific right to vote. She feared this would not end discrimination absed on sex. And she was right.

    The Equal Rights Amendment states simply "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." This proposed amendment covers every social debate in this debate section. The ERA would allow things such as gay marriages and abortions, horrors to the conservatives of our nation. However, it would end subtle yet real discriminations against women as they are faced with laws that put them at a disadvantage when it came to issues such as property rights and inheritance. It would also be much easier to charge employers with discrimination.

    The ERA. Do you love it or do you hate? What do you love/hate specifically? Do you think it should be passed or should it remain as just an idea?

    I for one think it should be passed. The Unisted States Declaration of Independence and the First Amendment in the United States Bill of Rights have lost a lot of their meaning with discrimination that this amendment would change. This ERA works hand in hand with the two forementioned articles and therefore is clearly constitutional. That is indisputable. The ERA is all about freedom. Isn't that what America is about? Or is that what America was about?

    Anyways, debate!
     

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