June 24, 2019
Episode 9

#ERA Now: The Fight For Gender Equality in the Constitution

After 36 years, Congress finally held a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment, which would provide equal protection to women under the law. In this episode, you’ll hear from Representative Carolyn Maloney, Kate Kelly, a human rights attorney and activist, Kimberley Johnson, an author and activist, and many more voices on why this is a crucial time to fight for equality. Justice Antonin Scalia once said “Certainly the constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t.” 

According to the ERA Coalition, an amendment for women’s equality has broad bipartisan support among voters, with 94% of Americans saying they would support one. The guests talk about the history of the amendment, what passing the ERA would mean to them, the arguments against it, and more.

 

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