This is not a link share, but my own opinion and you’re welcome to do with it what you will.
In the last two days I’ve come to one inescapable conclusion. If the Equal Rights Amendment as originally written is dead, then it’s time for a new and improved Equal Rights For ALL Amendment, that covers everyone, with no exceptions for race, gender or ability.
The amendment MUST make clear that this right transcends due process and extends to every individual person in the country. And by person, I am specifically excluding corporations, which are not now and never have been people.
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of gender, race or ability.
Section 2. Rights shall extend to every individual within the borders of the United States and its territories, regardless of nationality.
Section 3. The word “individual” shall not be construed to mean property held by an individual in the form of a corporation.
Section 4. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 5. This amendment shall take effect one year after the date of ratification.
I’ll make an appointment to see Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Barbara A. Mikulski and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer if I have to.
If certain members of the Supreme Court can decide to ignore the 14th Amendment, because it’s not specific to equality and equity (which are similar but not the same), that’s proof enough for me that the states made a bad decision and that this needs to be addressed.
No riders, no “must ratify by” date limitation.
It’s long past time.
If you agree, spread the word: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/pass-equal-rights-all-act-amendment-us-constitution/4TdbChJP [Petition now defunct. -CT]