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ERA Trans Rights

More and more, as we discuss the ERA with legislators and others, the meetings get derailed by mostly false concerns about how Trans-gender individuals will be impacted. Here is a great piece that addresses the issue.
Please read in full at Teen Vogue.   

Its in the language: the ERA prohibits discrimination on the BASIS OF SEX

 

The Equal Rights Amendment Can’t Be Defeated by Anti-Trans Scare Tactics

In this op-ed, Virginia State Delegate Danica Roem and human rights attorney Kate Kelly explain why the Equal Rights Amendment — as ratified by Virginia this week — is a gender-inclusive document.

“Sullivan, a noted constitutional scholar who has argued cases before the Supreme Court, went through the legal arguments. “The ERA will prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex,” she said. “If there’s discrimination against LGBTQ people on the basis of sex, then it’ll be covered. I believe the textual reading of the amendment does apply to sexual orientation and gender identity.”…

“In order to oppose the ERA, contemporary groups are using the classic tactic of pitting different groups of women against each other. There’s just one catch: While this tactic helped stymie ratification of the ERA in the past, we’re not falling for it this time. Modern feminists know we can’t win our rights by throwing the most vulnerable people under the bus. We won’t repeat the mistakes of the white suffragists who left out many women in the name of “strategy.”

 

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