Saturday, January 20, 2007

Commentary at WomensEnews

I love Women’s ENews, but this commentary just irks me. I thought that the women’s movement learned during the 1970s that attacks on lesbians and attempts to distance women’s rights from struggles for gay and lesbian rights, just hurt us all. Apparently not. More of the same arguments are being made below. I’d write a responsive commentary, but I have a cold and just feel annoyed by the whole thing.

ERA Has Nothing to Do With Same-Sex Marriage
Run Date: 01/17/07
By Idella Moore
WeNews commentator
Opponents of the Equal Rights Amendment have for decades depicted it as a proxy case for same-sex marriage. Idella Moore calls it a 30-year case of propaganda and says recent court cases have caught perpetrators coming and going.

Editor's Note: The following is a commentary. The opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily the views of Women's eNews.
(WOMENSENEWS)--Last month Maryland's Court of Appeals agreed to review lower court Judge Brooke Murdock's ruling that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violated the state's Equal Rights Amendment, adopted in 1972.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This article is not an attempt to distance the ERA from anything. It is an attempt to present the facts about the ERA as it relates to gay marriage. This woman isn't doing anything but defending the ERA from misinterpretation. The ERA was ratified by the Congress and the states to address inequality between the sexes and that's all. Attempts to redefine it are wrong. Apparently the higher courts agree with her. I don't think she's taking a stand against anything except the people who try to change the meaning and intent of the ERA.
She's standing up for ALL women.