Equal Rights Amendment Bill in Florida House
Florida House Rep. Lori Berman (D-Delray Beach) House Concurrent Resolution 8003. The resolution would have Florida ratify the Equal Rights amendment 2/3 of the states are needed to make the Equal Rights amendment part of the Constitution.
"The Equal Rights Amendment will offer formal protection to a woman's right to equality," said Representative Berman. "I have always been a strong advocate and proponent for women's rights in all areas, but this is an inherent part of being an American. The foremost duty of our government is to protect those inalienable rights. I am proud to carry the torch on this bill again."
Berman's bill died in the House last year. Democrats and feminist should make a big stick about this and force Republicans to explain why don't don't support equality for women. The explanations wouldn't pass the laugh test.
Side note: the Equal Rights amendment polls well and still hasn't become a part of the Constitution. What are the chances that Republicans will get a balanced budget amendment into the Constitution?