EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” –Section 1 of the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution, which passed Congress in 1972 and was officially opposed by the church beginning in 1976. [source]
QUOTE: “Many thoughtful wives haven’t the slightest desire to be reduced to equality with their husbands. We cannot eliminate, through any pattern of legislation or regulation, the differences between men and women. There are basic things that a man needs that a woman does not need. There are things that a man feels that a woman never does feel. There are basic things that a woman needs that a man never needs, and there are things that a woman feels that a man never feels nor should he. These differences make women, in basic needs, literally opposite from men.” –Boyd K. Packer, in a speech he first delivered 8 January 1977 and repeated many times in his campaign against the ERA, published in the Ensign, March 1977. [source]
COMMENTARY: Of course men and women are equal. Men have the priesthood and women become mothers. See? Totally the same! Here’s a little hint for you, though: equality is not a feeling: equality can be measured. And benevolent sexism, where men praise women and then discriminate against them in order to “protect” them, is still sexism. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.