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Old 11-11-2011, 09:06 PM
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Post Re: The Dumbest Argument Against Gay Marriage...

The military isn't really a good example at all.
Typical Governmental employment would fall under the existing Civil Rights Act.
But the military is far from a typical case.* They have greater latitude to discriminate as appropriate to the mission.
Another example would be handicap.* There are laws that prohibit discrimination based on handicap, but the military CLEARLY CAN discriminate based on handicap...
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And on the second comment, we have no dispute.
However, enacting an ERA would arguably not even*apply to*the issue of military treatment regarding gender.
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But side-stepping that, what's the real gap?*
What would the ERA cover that is currently not covered by the 14th amendment and its application to gender?
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