(FiveNation.com)- Mitt Romney is one of three Republican Senators asking the United States Archivist not to certify the Equal Rights Amendment. It’s a campaign by the Democrats to add an amendment to the United States Constitution.
Senator Mitt Romney of Utah penned a letter to the U.S. Archivist David Ferriero on Tuesday. It was also signed by Senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Rob Portman of Ohio. They asked for the Archivist’s commitment to now certify the ERA.
Meanwhile, Democrats and far-left advocacy organizations are pushing Ferriero to add the decades-old statute to the Constitution, making it the 28th Amendment. Democrats hope that he will make the move before he retires in April.
In the letter, the senators requested a commitment that both he and whoever takes over his position in April “will not certify or publish the ERA, which failed to achieve ratification by the states and is no longer pending before them.”
If the ERA was ratified and included in the United States Constitution, some argue that it would simply provide equal protection under the law for people who do not want to be discriminated against on the basis of sex. Some say it would help strengthen efforts to stop sexual harassment in the workplace. Republicans, however, argue that women are already afforded equal protection under the law and that the ratification of the ERA could introduce a slew of new problems.
If included as an amendment to the Constitution, it could also weaken anti-abortion legislation and even open the door for lawsuits against companies who choose not to hire far-left trans activists who cause problems with their constant politicking.
Imagine not legally being able to fire a left-wing extremist because they claim you’re discriminating against their sex or gender. That’s what the Democrats want here.
The ERA was passed in 1972 and it gave the states seven years to decide whether or not it would be ratified. However, only 35 states came out in support of ratification, meaning there is no legal standing for it to be included as the 28th Amendment of the United States Constitution.