Friday, March 12, 2010

Minnesotans Seeking State Equal Rights Constitutional Amendment

I learned recently about the renewed effort to pass a state equal rights amendment in Minnesota and my first reaction was that this amendment isn't necessary. However when I look at what many people continue to propose related to violence against women such as the desire to have a corroboration requirement which they would never propose related to all other acts of violence and the desire many people have to place the conscience of all who work in the field of medicine over the rights of women seeking medical services, I know this amendment is needed.

From the blog documenting this effort, here's the wording of the proposed amendment:
Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied by the state of Minnesota or any of its political subdivisions on account of gender.
If all women in Minnesota already have all these rights then there is no reason for any lawmaker or any voter to oppose this amendment other than an opposition to equality. If a significant number of people in Minnesota oppose gender equality then it is best if they be honest about their support for inequality.

I urge all of my fellow Minnesotans to support the passage of this amendment.
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