ERA MN Blog
The reason ERAMN fights for the National ERA is because a State ERA will not protect us where there are claims of discrimination by federal agencies, institutions which receive federal funds, or claims against a multi-state private entity.
In cases where a discrimination case is made against a federal agency, an institution which receives federal funds, or a multi-state private entity, cases will either be brought in federal court or have the federal constitution applied in state courts.
Also, an ERA victory on the state level with a state ERA will not be precedent for cases in other states.
So we work together to achieve both a state ERA & a federal ERA - to make equal legal.
Minnesota ERA Working Its Way Through the MN House
St. Paul, MN, February 6, 2019 -
The Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment (HF13 Kunesh-Podein) cleared the House State Government Finance committee this morning by a 9-4 roll call vote.
The legislation would place the amendment on the statewide ballot in 2020 asking Minnesotans to add the following language “Equality under the law shall not be abridged or denied on account of gender” to the state constitution.
“Having these fourteen words on the ballot will give Minnesotans the opportunity to choose whether or not they want to live in a state where all people are protected equally by our state’s legal system.” said M. Kathleen Murphy, Vice-President of ERA Minnesota, who appeared before the committee today. “Now is the time to take the next step towards a more equal Minnesota.”
Legislation supporting the amendment has been introduced every year since 1983. This is the first year it has passed out of committee. ERA Minnesota (ERAmn), the organization advocating for the amendment, expects the legislation to pass the House this legislative session.
The equal rights amendment is about creating opportunities for everyone regardless of their gender. A few things the Minnesota ERA is intended to do are:
The bill will be heard next in the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee.
Fund & Awareness raising event! This Saturday, February 2 from 1 - 4 pm. at the Hook & Ladder Theater & Lounge.
Help us celebrate the passing of HF13 (the Equal Rights Amendment) through the Government Operations Committee! And come learn more about the ERA.
We have great entertainment and a great silent auction and raffle. Along with a viewing of the powerful short film (25 min) Legalize Equality.
More info can be found on our Events page.
ERA Minnesota (ERAMN) is a coalition of individuals and organizations working to secure an Equal Rights Amendment to the State and Federal Constitutions.