Consequences Of The Equal Rights Amendment

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What was the intent of the Equal Rights Amendment? Why did it fail? How, if at all, would the status of women be different today if the ERA were ratified? The intention of the Equal Rights Amendment was to give equal rights to women as men. I think ERA failed to pass because all 50 states did not supported ERA. ERA also failed to pass because “most people supported the idea of women’s rights in the abstract, but they weren’t sure what the consequences of such an amendment would be, and they feared the possibility of radical social change. “As book says that by early 1973, thirty states had approved ERA and also in next four, other five states also have approved ERA. Three states short of necessary, which bring to 38 states have…show more content…
Is it unsettling that there is no uniformity of laws regarding gay marriage across the United States? Some states allow gay marriage, some allow civil unions, and some states allow no form of homosexual domestic partnerships, at least not ones recognized formally. What does that mean for homosexual Americans? Does the pending repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy make students feel more optimistic about rights for gay people in America? The current status of the gay rights movement: last month the Supreme Court pass the rule that all 50 states have legal right to marry same sex. Victories for gays and lesbians is, that they can legally obtain the marriage license. Nothing still needs to be achieved. I would say that gays and lesbians will still continue to obtain more rights in the future. Since it legal to all 50 states, there should be no unsettling, should be only uniformity of laws regarding gay marriage across the Unites States. How do we know when social or political inequality exists? What does it mean to be "equal”? Are equity and equality the same things? Should our constitution merely provide the potential for equality to exist? Or should it guarantee an equal…show more content…
Our constitution should definitely provide equality to exist. It should guarantee an equal outcome. Everybody should be treated equally. Discuss the political representation of African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and women in the U.S. government. How much political representation do these groups have? What gains have been made in increasing political representation? Why might these groups still have to struggle to increase political representation? According to the textbook; African Americans were only people whose civil rights were denied. Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and women in the U.S. government have faced their own kind of discrimination. These groups have had different political resources available to them, so their struggles have taken in different ways. For Native Americans, some improvements have been made. Supreme Court failed to support religious freedom for Native Americans, but some lower court orders have supported their rights. According to my
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