Sunday, May 26, 2002

ERA revival?

Hello, everyone... I've been reading here for a while, and finally joined. Full moon...

Here's a link from a women's news blog, New We Can Use. I missed this when it was published May 21:
Justice Ginsburg Laments ERA Failure - AP
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday that America missed a chance to guarantee women's rights, but she suggested it might not be too late. An effort to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution was abandoned in 1982. Ginsburg, asked about the future prospects of the ERA during a forum on gender rights, said, "Every constitution in the world that was written after World War II says ... men and women are persons of equal stature or words to that effect. "The United States Constitution is now among the minority of constitutions in the world that does not make that clarion statement," she said. "I have three granddaughters I'd like them, when they whip out their pocket Constitution, to see that."

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