Legal scholar Eugene Volokh writes: "PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY SAID IT WOULD BE LIKE THIS: A California trial court has just held that the California opposite-sex-only marriage requirement is unconstitutional; and part of its argument though only part was that it violated the ban on sex discrimination in the state constitution, since the opposite-sex-only rule necessarily discriminated based on sex. ... Had the ERA been enacted at the federal level, it would have further raised the bar against sex classifications, and thus made decisions like the California and Massachusetts one more likely. ...
The California decision and the Massachusetts decision, and a similar Hawaii decision that has since been reversed by the Hawaii voters shows us that ... the anti-ERA forces, much as I probably disagree with most of them on many things, have proved prescient." 3-14-05
A Nevada lawmaker's attempt to revive the federal Equal Rights Amendment has been thwarted by a legal opinion finding the amendment has expired.
2-24-05Legal scholar says Massachusetts decision proves Phyllis Schlafly was right about ERA UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh
writes: "PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY SAID IT WOULD BE LIKE THIS. ... So the Massachusetts ERA did contribute to constitutional protection for homosexual marriage -- as the opponents of the ERA predicted, and as the supporters of the ERA vehemently denied." 11-18-03
Phyllis Schlafly in Washington at a demonstration against the equal rights amendment, 1977.
How ERA Would Change Federal Laws Phyllis Schlafly Report, Nov. 1981
A Short History of E.R.A. Phyllis Schlafly Report, Sept. 1986
ERA, The Courts, and Same-Sex "Marriage" Washington Times, 10-3-07
How ERA Promotes Abortion 3-22-01
Beating The Bra Burners published in George, June 1997
Top ten cases that prove the
Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) would have been a disaster, April 2001
Memo on Death of the ERA P Schlafly, 2000
NEA Launches Campaign for ERA Education Reporter, Aug. 1997
The ERA - Is There a Future?
29-minute speech Speech by Phyllis Schlafly at Harvard Law School. Followed by a 44-minute question and answer session with Harvard students. (RealAudio File)
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