Equal Rights Amendment

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Mar 22, 2023

GOP lawmakers block vote on whether state should ratify ERA

Republican lawmakers have once again blocked a vote on whether Arizona should ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment.

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Aug 26, 2020

Here’s what was missing in the ERA article – abortion

Ratifying the ERA would make it more difficult for anti-choice judges to uphold legal challenges to abortion rights by creating a precedent for equality between the sexes in the Constitution. Those aren’t my words. That’s straight from the NARAL, Prochoice America website – one of the country’s most prominent pro-abortion groups, admitting that the Equal Rights Amendment […]

Aug 14, 2020

Arizona stymied in taking ‘next logical step’ toward equality

After beating the rest of the country in giving women the right to vote, Arizona has trailed the pack in passing the Equal Rights Amendment. Arizona women led the charge for the right to vote in 1912, the year the territory became a state — and a full eight years before the rest of the […]

Jan 24, 2020

Arizona can do right thing, become 39th state to ratify ERA

Arizona has forfeited its opportunity to go down in history for a positive principle, but it can still do the right thing and ratify the ERA this session to become #39.

Nov 19, 2019

Solution to wage disparities embedded in Equal Rights Amendment

No matter how the statistics are reported, American women in the most generous nation in the world continue to face wage inequality through limited access to educational, life and career opportunities afforded their male counterparts.

Aug 16, 2019

Return to roots of equality would Make Arizona Great Again

It is way past time for Arizona to go back to its roots and support the equality of women. The delegation in Washington D.C. needs to sign on the Senate and House resolutions and the state Legislature needs to listen to the will of the people and ratify the ERA in 2020.

Aug 5, 2019

ERA argument heavy on hyperbole, light on facts

ERA proponents ought to make their case to the public based on fact: The ERA is not necessary for women’s equality or reaching one’s “full human potential,” but it could set the stage for virtually unrestricted, taxpayer funded abortion.

Jul 3, 2019

ERA ratification signifies vote for family

The ERA is our nation’s conduit to everyone – male and female – reaching full human potential. The injustice to women and families stops here and now, when we raise our voices in unison and compel lawmakers to ratify the ERA. Let freedom ring and equality reign.

Jun 23, 2019

Committee chairs seek balance between gatekeeper and ‘God’

The first major hurdle every piece of legislation faces in the House or Senate is a committee leader with the ability to unilaterally kill bills, and some chairs are more willing to do it than others.

Jun 10, 2019

My father taught me what law should guarantee — equality of opportunity

I love you dearly, Dad, and am humbled by the sacrifices you have undertaken for me and my successes in life. One day soon, the full equality you have pledged to me will be realized through the addition of the ERA to the U.S. Constitution, and you need not worry so much about the obstacles confronting me. The law will guarantee me equality in opportunity and I will make the absolute most of it, be[...]

Mar 13, 2019

ERA measure debated in Senate, fails to advance

Republican state senators today rejected an effort by the chamber’s Democrats to vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Mar 13, 2019

There is no Irony in The Equal Rights Amendment

Cathi Herrod, our modern day Phyllis Schlafly, is correct: public policy often sounds better in theory than it plays out in reality. Which is why it’s essential that we pass an Equal Rights Amendment. As Ms. Herrod points out, “who can disagree with equal rights for women? No one.” She lists numerous laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. But as she points out, laws and polic[...]