Norment bailed on protecting women's rights

For 242 years the women of the United States of America have been second-class citizens because the men governing our country have not believed we deserved full benefits of citizenship. Too often the courts have agreed.

On Feb. 9, 2018, the Senate Rules Committee in the General Assembly killed a bill, SJ4, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Sen. Tommy Norment is a member of this committee, and he walked out of the committee just before this vote was taken.

He could have made his voice heard had he remained just a few more minutes. His silence speaks loudly.

He did not fight for women’s rights. He abandoned more than 50 percent of the electorate. Ladies and sympathetic gentlemen, remember this when Norment says he is worthy of your vote.

The Equal Rights Amendment states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

Why would any thinking person object to this amendment?

Pam Pouchot

Yorktown

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