Time for ACTION! Will you help me? We need one brave legislator in the 2019 session to sponsor the Equal Rights Amendment! Hard to understand why the GOP is so terrified by these 26 simple words:
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
Legislative leadership – every year that I introduced ERA – 'suggested' that I shouldn't bring ERA up. Too divisive, they said. Then they squeezed a bit. “Of course, ERA will fail. We will not allow a hearing and your sponsorship could affect your other bills; best for all if you would back-off Senator.”
I always smiled and said, "Love you guys and you can do pretty much whatever you want with bills, but so far, you cannot stop me from filing bills. ERA is going to be filed."
The Utah GOP has not allowed a hearing on ERA since 1979.