When I was 12 years old, I had a Green button with big White letters ERA that I wore on my jacket. I still have the button and below is a water color painting I did of it a few years ago. The other day in my studio, a young woman in her 30s saw the painting and said out loud, “era now” – she asked “What era is now?” …I explained to her that it’s not “era” but rather “E – R – A” – the Equal Rights Amendment – – funny how it’s still not past even though we are in the 21st Century!
All of the talk about HOPE with the Obama Presidential campaign – only gives me some hope that SOMEDAY SOON – we will have a new amendment to add to the US Constitution. When dealing with the MAN MADE LAWS – it’s important to have this amendment passed – yes, with UNIVERSAL LAWS – we know we are all equal – we are all ONE! However, there are some humans who don’t understand the Universal Laws and need the MAN MADE LAWS to understand how to treat each other.
It is possible… it is.
The Equal Rights Amendment, first proposed in 1923, is still not part of the U.S. Constitution.
The ERA has been ratified by 35 of the necessary 38 states. When three more states vote yes, the ERA might become the 28th Amendment.
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.