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    Equal Rights for All

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    Equal Rights for All Gay marriage has always been a subject of great controversy. Andrew Sullivan addresses this issue in his persuasive essay entitled “Let Gays Marry.” Sullivan’s essay appeared in Newsweek in June of 1996. Through his problem/solution structure of this essay, Sullivan uses rhetorical appeals to try and persuade the audience to accept gay marriage as a natural part of life. Sullivan, an editor of The New Republic, also wrote Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality

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    The Equal Rights Amendment "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." In 1923, this statement was admitted to Congress under the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution granting equality between men and women under the law. If the Era was passed, it would have made unconstitutional any laws that grant one sex different rights than the other. However

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    Equal Rights Amendment

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    The Equal Rights Amendment, 1972-1872 Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party first introduced the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to Congress in 1923. From its inception, the amendment had been meant to end "special privileges" that women were afforded by the law and to build equality between the sexes. In the 1950s, support for the amendment would grow with Presidents such as Eisenhower within their ranks. In 1963, President Kennedy's Commission on the Status of Women would state that an amendment

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    When the Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced, in 1923, it was just a few years after the 19th amendment had been passed. It continued to be reintroduced every year for the next 48 years without any success. The ERA had no major union backing it until the 1970’s, it lacked the support of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, and even the National Organization for Women did not endorse the ERA at its founding. In The fact that the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced every year

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    Equal Partnership Rights for America The president has often indicated that he would support a constitutional amendment against gay marriages. The Supreme Court has not yet seen a case dealing with marriage rights of homosexuals, and therefore the constitutionality of laws banning gay marriage have not yet come into question. Homosexuals would argue that they are seeking marriage rights equal with that of heterosexual marriage under the eyes of the law. Some people feel very strongly about this

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    Equal Rights Amendment

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    One event that has impacted our society in a major way and had its challenges is the Equal Rights Amendment. So the article I chose is titled The Equal Rights Amendment Passes Congress, but Fails to Be Ratified. In 1923, the equal rights amendment was introduced into the United States. This happened after women were granted the right to vote by the Nineteenth Amendment. However, the challenge of the equal rights amendment had gained very little support, to which labor unions were not in support of

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    There are many theories as to why the Equal Rights Amendment failed. The Equal Rights Amendment (or E.R.A.) was passed by the Senate on March 22nd, 1972 which proposed banning discrimination based by gender. The E.R.A. got sent to the states to be ratified; however, it missed the three-fourths validation it needed. The E.R.A. each time failed to be accepted and was forgotten by the next few years after it was issued. So, why did the Equal Rights Amendment fail? People concerned about the E.R.A. –

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    the right to vote. Establishing a right to vote was the first step in the ongoing process of gaining women’s rights. Alice Paul induced the next step for women when she brought about the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923. This amendment suggests that both men and women should have equal rights within the United States. Although this amendment gave women the same rights as men, and women hold the same rights as men today, they still struggle to get the recognition that they deserve. Women’s rights have

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    The Future of the Equal Rights Amendment

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    "Everyone in our democracy deserves to be treated with fairness and justice, and to have that right in our constitution," stated former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson (Eisler and Hixson 419). Presently, half of our nation is not protected under the Constitution (Eisler and Hixson 419). The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was proposed in 1923 when Alice Paul concluded that women, although they had the right to vote, were not specifically protected from sexual discrimination by the Constitution. Seventy-five

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    for many decades to receive the same rights as men. The feminist movement in the 1970’s was accelerated by women who were tired of being second rate citizens. Women took many strides during the 1970’s including the push for the approval of the equal rights amendment, protests, and workplace strikes just to name a few. Despite the failure of the equal rights amendment’s passing, women were not deterred and continued their struggle to receive the same rights as men. The persistent fight for equality

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