Among the groups opposed to the Equal Rights Amendment is the Eagle Forum, a conservative interest group that has fought the amendment’s passage for decades.
“We don’t need a legislative declaration to prove that we’re equal,” spokeswoman Colleen Holmes said. “We would just say still that women were made equal to men by God our creator. The bill does absolutely nothing to make men and women equal.”
Holmes said the Equal Rights Amendment would lead to the inclusion of women in future military drafts, prevent separate men’s and women’s restrooms, allow state-funded abortion and erode protections widows and married women enjoy.
“It’s really a fundraising ploy,” she said.
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