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Old 11-11-2011, 05:06 PM
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Post Re: The Dumbest Argument Against Gay Marriage...

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Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
While this is logical it only has impact if men and women have equal rights under the constitution. They do not. The Equal Rights Amendment was never ratified. While women have the right to vote there are still a large variety of incidences where it's completely constitutional to treat the sexes differently- with different rights.
The absence of the equal rights amendment does not mean that the constitution doesn’t protect people (under the 14th amendment) on gender issues.
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It's highly likely that same sex marriage becomes a social norm before any ERA is added to the constitution. At least we don't have to register for the draft.
To a greater extent, gender equality has already become protected under the 14th amendment making the ERA essentially moot.
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