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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 03:20 PM

BREAKING: The House of Delegates just passed HJ1, my resolution to have Virginia be the 38th... #ERA

BREAKING: The House of Delegates just passed HJ1, my resolution to have Virginia be the 38th and final state to ratify the #ERA.







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Reply BREAKING: The House of Delegates just passed HJ1, my resolution to have Virginia be the 38th... #ERA (Original post)
demmiblue Jan 2020 OP
getagrip_already Jan 2020 #1
BBG Jan 2020 #3
csziggy Jan 2020 #4
getagrip_already Jan 2020 #6
csziggy Jan 2020 #8
karynnj Jan 2020 #23
knightmaar Jan 2020 #10
lunatica Jan 2020 #13
BBG Jan 2020 #2
Duppers Jan 2020 #7
NewJeffCT Jan 2020 #5
ancianita Jan 2020 #12
mcar Jan 2020 #9
Dave in VA Jan 2020 #11
rdking647 Jan 2020 #25
llmart Jan 2020 #14
rurallib Jan 2020 #15
llmart Jan 2020 #16
SergeStorms Jan 2020 #18
llmart Jan 2020 #21
SergeStorms Jan 2020 #27
llmart Jan 2020 #29
SergeStorms Jan 2020 #30
jlerollblues Jan 2020 #17
albacore Jan 2020 #19
BigmanPigman Jan 2020 #20
11 Bravo Jan 2020 #22
underpants Jan 2020 #26
rdking647 Jan 2020 #24
MichMan Jan 2020 #28

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 03:29 PM

1. So what does that mean?

I thought the era was dead?

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:24 PM

3. ERA is dead, long live the ERA!!!

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:25 PM

4. Check the facts about the ERA

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Response to csziggy (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:39 PM

6. ok, interesting read, but...

It seems to say the deadline has passed and bills introduced to extend it haven't passed.

Did I miss something? Seems like it's dead unless the deadline can be retroactively applied by legislation.

Is that wrong?

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:50 PM

8. You're correct - we need to get the deadline extended

Even though some states have attempted to rescind their passage, that is not allowed by the Constitution. Since the deadline was already extended, that is a route that can be pursued.

If Democrats can get control of the Senate and the White House, then extension is a possibility. That would pretty much put the ERA into effect, from what I understand.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:53 PM

23. Even if they don't, are there enough Republican Senators who would be hurt by voting against it?

I wonder what the support of the EPA amendment is by state. I assume we can get the House. Can the President veto it?

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Response to csziggy (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:52 PM

10. 4. Which 15 states did not ratify the ERA by June 30, 1982?

Jesus, do you really have to ask?

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:15 PM

13. Nope. Isn't that great!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:24 PM

2. Right on...

About damn time!

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Response to BBG (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:47 PM

7. Yes!!

Proud of my Blue state.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:29 PM

5. and now to the Courts

Deadline to ratify was 1982 - does the original deadline mean 37 more states must ratify anew?

And, if the deadline can be extended, what happens to the several states that have rescinded passage?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:55 PM

12. From what I've read, courts ruled that states cannot rescind.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 04:50 PM

9. At last!

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Response to Dave in VA (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 06:07 PM

25. the difference is teh 27th didnt have a time limit

the era resolution did

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress:

"ARTICLE —

"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 sex.

"Sec. 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

"Sec. 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification."

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:26 PM

14. Love it!

I see the old, pasty white men aren't clapping.

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Response to llmart (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:28 PM

15. that is funny - looks like they want to crawl under their desks

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Response to rurallib (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:31 PM

16. Yep.

However, many probably wouldn't fit.

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Response to llmart (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:36 PM

18. Hey, I resemble that remark!

I'm a pasty old white man, and I couldn't be happier!

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:49 PM

21. But you're a Dem, so you're OK in my book.

But you have to admit, all the pictures we see of Trump-loving GOP men are a "type".

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Response to llmart (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 07:31 PM

27. I couldn't agree more.

Republican congress-critters are - with few exclusions - all of a particular "type".

I wasn't always a pasty old white guy. When I learned first hand about melanoma my "pasty years" began in earnest. I never had this spare tire around my middle until I turned 60 either, but that's due to a lack of exercise from a spinal fusion. In short, the "golden years" can be somewhat of the low karat variety.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 07:50 PM

29. Yeah, I hear ya.

I'm in my own golden years and I'm a pasty white woman. When I moved from the North to the South a dermatologist warned me that I better get really familiar with sunscreen. I've always been the outdoors type. Also, I swear back pain that used to be only intermittent as a younger adult is now with me most of the time. It's mostly low-grade, so I just endure it. Yep, nothing golden about getting older.

Hopefully you don't wear your ties down to your knees though.

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Response to llmart (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:10 PM

30. Not the button down type.

My pants don't rise somewhere around my armpits, either. I developed melanoma after I moved to Florida. The summer heat in Florida actually drove me back north. It actually made me physically ill. I can always put more clothes on, if you catch my drift. I still visit Florida most winters, but not this year. Too much going on with the grandkids, but I have no complaints about that.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:32 PM

17. Next Up

Repeal the damn Right To Work for Less law!!! You will help labor and we can restore the bond that made labor and the Democratic Party great decades ago.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:41 PM

19. One step forward on one front...

One step back on a different front in VA.
The gun-humpers are coming!
"In response to what he described as “credible intelligence” of threats of violence at an upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency and will temporarily ban individuals from carrying firearms on Capitol grounds.
The governor said at a press conference Wednesday that authorities believe “armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol” during the January 20 rally."

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/939b3y/virginia-declares-state-of-emergency-after-armed-militias-threaten-to-storm-the-capitol?utm_source=vicefbus&fbclid=IwAR2HSDL1-Mf0qp0QWZe2KF4kRlyc8FyDUWmeAJKtkZmEXeAWgevRbzTfE04

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:43 PM

20. Just in time for the 2020 Women's March on Jan. 18th.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:51 PM

22. And all it took was to kick the Republicans to the curb ...

in all three branches of our state government.

Maybe someday someone will be able to explain to me how ANY woman ever votes for ANY Republican, (but I'm not holding my breath).

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 07:11 PM

26. Yeah. Did you hear about the State of Emergency Gov just announced?

Talk radio was beside themselves. HOW DARE HE TALK TO US LIKE THAT.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 06:06 PM

24. meaningless

as much as i'd like to see the ERA passed,the original resolution that was voted on had a 7 year time limit

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress:

"ARTICLE —

"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 sex.

"Sec. 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

"Sec. 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification."


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Response to rdking647 (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 07:47 PM

28. Hey, it's only been 28 yrs since the deadline

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