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[LETTER TO THE EDITOR] Equal Rights Amendment: What the Legislature gives, it can take away

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(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)

As long as there has been a nation there has been inequality between men and women.  The US Constitution does not prohibit discrimination. Just read the statement of the late Justice Antonin Scalia:

“Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t. Nobody ever thought that that’s what it meant. Nobody ever voted for that. If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, hey we have things called legislatures, and they enact things called laws.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Just look at our history. Women could be fired by becoming pregnant; women could not get a credit card or buy a home without their husband’s signature; women were prohibited from certain jobs; and newspaper want ads had separate listings for men and women.



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