It seeks to end the legal distinctions between men and women in terms of divorce , property , employment , and other matters. In the early history of the Equal Rights Amendment, middle-class women were largely supportive, while those speaking for the working class were often opposed, pointing out that employed women needed special protections regarding working conditions and employment hours. With the rise of the women's movement in the United States during the s, the ERA garnered increasing support, and, after being reintroduced by Representative Martha Griffiths in , it was approved by the U. House of Representatives on October 12, and by the U.
Sex, Gender, and the Politics of ERA : A State and the Nation
Meg Wolitzer's 'Female Persuasion' captures our era's gender politics | Book Review - restatement.info
It would reverse an Obama-era policy that the Trump administration already is not enforcing. The administration also has moved to restrict military service by transgender men and women , proposed allowing certain homeless shelters to take gender identity into account in offering someone a bed for the night and concluded in a Justice Department memo that federal civil rights law does not protect transgender people from discrimination at work. As one of her first policy moves, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos withdrew guidance that allowed students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. More than 1.
Phyllis Schlafly's dead, but the Equal Rights Amendment may come back to life
Donald Trump fought hard to save unpopular Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, so all eyes were on the election results in the Bluegrass State on Tuesday night. But the win for Democrats in Virginia may, in the long run, have an even bigger impact on national politics — and may even change the U.
Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. You must be a full digital subscriber to read this article You must be a digital subscriber to view this article. We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 62F.