Local State Senators Don’t Support ERA

Pam Althoff

Pam Althoff

Karen McConnaughay

Karen McConnaughay

Democrats in Springfield are in a time warp, probably brought on by the financial mess that over thirty years of Mike Madigan rule has put us in.

With an off-year election looming and Democrats in the House scared to break their promises not to allow the 67% post-election income tax hike be decreased, all sorts of diversionary issues are surfacing.

Dan Duffy

Dan Duffy

The Equal Rights Amendment is one such issue.  The millionaire’s tax is another.

ERA, killed decades ago, was brought to a vote in the Illinois Senate today.

State Senator Dan Duffy voted against the measure.

State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay voted “Present.”

Since legislative matters require a certain number of positive votes to pass “Present” votes are essentially “No” votes.

According to the Illinois Family Institute, State Senators Althoff (R-McHenry), McConnaughay (R-South Elgin), and Sue Rezin (R-Morris) spoke against the bill.


Local State Senators Don’t Support ERA — 11 Comments

  1. The equal rights amendment was to give equal rights to women under the constitution.

    The reason republicans don’t want it is monetary; they would rather treat women differently.

    Shame on them.

  2. Illinois has had an equal rights section in its state constitution since 1970.

  3. The ERA is not about women’s rights.

    It is about creating a genderless society that removes “sex” as a legal characteristic.

    The major problem with ERA is its wording. It simply states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex.”

    However, in essence, women are not really being guaranteed equal rights; rather gender is being cleverly removed as a legal characteristic on which to base distinctions.

    This will harm women, their children and society.

    The ERA will wipe away all current laws and doctrines that protect women. (i.e. laws, such as those that govern alimony, child support, a woman’s ability to claim support from her husband, and exemption from the military draft registration).

  4. Obviously karma is a male and has not read the ERA amendment.

    It DOES do exactly what HadEnough states.

    Kirk Dillard who was endorsed by Schlafly has a lot to answer for.

    All of the State GOP Senators have to answer for electing Rodogno as their leader.

    She does NOT support the GOP platform and based on her statement against the ERA amendment after she voted for it has NOT a clue what she is doing!!

  5. Furthermore, on the ERA amendment:

    In Maryland, the court held that under the state ERA a husband could no longer be required to support his wife;

    In PA’s state ERA, a father was exempted from providing primary support for his minor children, and a husband’s legal responsibility for his wife’s hospital and medical bills was nullified! IN Mass. the ERA was used to overturn using stricter penal discipline with male inmates who are much more violent in jail than females!

    In the 1970’s the feminists tried to take away social security benefits for stay-at-home moms because they claimed it violated the “equality principle by encouraging women to be dependent.”

    I was the only one of my many friends who decided to be a stay-at-home Mom back then… and was ridiculed for deciding to do such a stupid thing.

    It was the best decision I could have made and the best job I’ve ever had.

    The feminists were out in force back then, and I see they have reared their ugly head once again.


    That goes for Althoff and McConnaughay who didn’t have the guts to vote NO, not to mention their support on raising our taxes for the MCCD!!!

  6. Well I believe that the only thing that should be kept law is the child support thing but only after DNA has been verified of course.

    As for as alimony (maintenance), claiming support from the husband.


    Ex husbands shouldn’t have to support the EX wife for anything outside the children.

    And for you working women, you should be glad about this because it wipes out MANimony too!!

  7. With this being a two income world and women still having the privilege of CHOICE being a stay at home or working while the men who are basically stuck having to work or face being called a deadbeat, this is good news for men who find themselves trapped into some kind of maintenance because the women “decided” to not work.

    However, I do believe child support should remain fully intact to go to the custodial parent.

    I dont know why this is such a big deal.

    Youre divorced.

    You didnt want your ex husband but you still want a free paycheck?

    Lets not forget that this is good for working females as well because it negates MANIMONY as well.

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