Democrats to reintroduce Equal Rights Amendment yet again

1.5 million female Wal-Mart employees lost in a sex discrimination suit brought before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week because the court said that they couldn’t prove that all the women involved had endured the same discrimination and therefore couldn’t be lumped together.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Sen. Robert Menendez — along with many other Democrats — took this as an attack on women’s rights and reintroduced the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Wednesday.

The “new” bill contains the same verbage as its 1972 equivalent. The two-page amendment simply states that equality could not be denied on the “account of sex” and that Congress would have the power to enforce this mandate.

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