House Resolution Axing Deadline to Ratify Equal Rights Amendment Is ‘Brazenly Unconstitutional:’ Rep. McClintockEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The House on Wednesday adopted a resolution that would remove a deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a move that Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) called “brazenly unconstitutional.” The resolution to repeal the ERA’s ratification deadline passed 222-204, with four Republicans joining all Democrats in voting for the measure. The amendment would abridge the U.S. Constitution by adding language that bans discrimination on the basis of sex. But besides substantive debate around the merits of the amendment, there is the question of a deadline for its ratification—one that both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and a federal court have said has long since passed. McClintock said Wednesday that one of the biggest advocates of the amendment, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, had said it was time to start the process from the beginning and renew the discussion on its merits. “This measure is brazenly unconstitutional,” …Read More

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