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Letter: Review all ERA arguments

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Thank you, Cindy Gebhart, for your response on Jan. 31 to my Jan. 16 letter regarding the ERA. My comments were based on similar concerns raised by a legislative subcommittee in the “Report of the Task Force on the Effect of Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment on The Law of Virginia” written in 1974, not “fear mongering.” Since the current legislature wanted it passed on the original merits, I found it noteworthy. This issue will likely come up again next year.

I strongly suggest readers objectively review the very lengthy arguments for and against it. You can begin your search under HJ5772019session:// and dig until you find the Task Force report.

Was my choice of the word “arrogant” for those who oversimplify the ERA, border concerns, late-term abortions and a host of other current issues “name calling?” Arrogance is an attitude often observed of the elites who walk amongst us....

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