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February 26 2019

Takeaways: Equal Rights Amendment

by Inez Feltscher Stepman

While the basic legal equality of the sexes enjoys overwhelming support from all quarters of the electorate, the ERA is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and could actually have radical impacts on policy far beyond what most Americans think of as equality. Either the ERA is a symbolic nullity, a mere celebration of the basic legal equality women have long since achieved, or it will accomplish the laundry list of progressive priorities—from vindicating #MeToo to fixing the alleged “pay gap”—its proponents tout, but it cannot be both.

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