JUNE 2015 — At the 100th American Ethical Union Assembly, held in Stamford, CT, representatives of the member Ethical Societies passed a resolution to eliminate Congress’ deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Read the resolution here.
The current resolution cites the AEU’s continued dedication to achieving equal rights for all regardless of sex or gender. The Equal Rights Amendment will require the Supreme Court to apply the highest “‘strict scrutiny standard’ of judicial protection in cases of sex or gender discrimination as is applied in cases of racial, religious, and national origin discrimination.” It states that “if democratic societies are built upon the notion of equality for all human beings, then the path to achieve equality must exist in perpetuity.”
The AEU urges its members and affiliates to advocate to their Congressional representatives and senators to eliminate the deadline and ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Continue reading