ERA Could Broaden Gay Marriage

Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 12:38 PM

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Legal experts say passage of the Equal Rights Amendment could lead to legalized gay marriage throughout the United States, reports DailyCaller.com.

The amendment, which was passed by Congress in 1973, was not supported by the required 38 states at the time, but has been reintroduced every year since then.

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The legislation recently was revived after the U.S. Supreme Court shot down a class-action discrimination lawsuit on behalf of female employees against Wal-Mart.

Phyllis Schlafly, a long-time ERA critic and constitutional lawyer, says the amendment could cancel out legal objections to same-gendered couples being wed because of its gender-neutral language.

“It’s a real simple argument,” said Schlafly. “ERA would make all federal and state laws sex neutral. If two men show up and say we want a marriage license and [the person] says, ‘You’re both men, I’m not giving it to you,’ that would be discriminatory.”

Shari Rendall, director of Legislation and Public Policy at Concerned Women for America, agrees. “[ERA] is not so much about rights as committing a feminist agenda, an attempt to create a gender-neutral community,” she told the Caller.

“If they can’t get their agenda through the legislative system, they’ll go to the courts,” Rendall continued. “You see that even in court decisions it has been said that banning same-sex marriage would be unconstitutional in light of ERA.”









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