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09/05/2013

Headline that should've been moot by 1980: Arkansas social conservatives versus federal ERA

by Jeremy Hooper

If you are a Baby Boomer, enjoy postwar 20th century history, or have ever watched a Gloria Steinem documentary, you probably know all about the federal Equal Rights Amendment and the opponents' ultimate "success" in stopping it. Today, the Arkansas Family Council brings that tired, should-have-been-settled conversation back into play in order to reject our current, should-already-be-settled dialogue on marriage equality:

Anyone who thinks states should consider ratifying the proposed Federal Equal Rights Amendment should look at what just happened in New Mexico.

A judge there took their state’s equal right amendment, worded almost identically to the proposed federal amendment, and used it to allow same-sex marriage in that state.

KEEP READING: Courts Will Use a Federal Equal Rights Amendment Against Marriage [AK Family Council]

Federal ERA should be in place, and full marriage equality should be a non-brainer. Period. Full stop.

The problem then in the problem now: people standing in the way of simple parity so that they can limit the world's full expanse in order to keep favor (or even superiority) on their own myopic wishes.

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