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Why is equality so damn hard?

I went to the #ERAHearing today, and it was an historic event, to be sure.

The issue: if 1 more state (hopefully Virginia!) ratifies the #ERA, can it become a part of the Constitution given that the original date for ratification has expired?
If they extended it once, can Congress remove the deadline?

I think it's pretty clear the answer is yes, and it shouldn't take the Supreme Court to figure it out.

I showed up to today's hearing because I'm a fan of equality. But part of me left the hearing scratching my head.
Why should anyone have to be a "fan" of equality? That's like saying you're a fan of justice, or good, or fairness. Some things just need to be presumed.

But as several speakers pointed out, equality is never presumed. It's always debated. Impediments are thrown up.
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My comments on today’s @housejudiciary historic #eraHearing.

#ERANow
I don’t have equal rights under the Constitution. But today, with brave members of Congress and with the blood, passion and decades of hard work of women and allies behind them, the House of Representatives took an important step to change that.
It is time for the Constitution to reflect the powerful principles of its first three words:
“We the people.”
Not “We the Men”
We. The. People.
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