February 06, 2024


Lots is going on in Minnesota on the Equal Rights Amendment.

From the Alice Paul Institute:

This week, all eyes are on Minnesota as they revise their state equal rights amendment to include protections for reproductive freedoms and pregnant people. This push by activists comes at an imperative time for the codification of abortion and reproductive rights after the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June of 2022. 
The new state constitution amendment reads: "All persons shall be guaranteed equal rights under the laws of this state. The state shall not discriminate against any person in intent or effect on account of race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability or sex, including but not limited to, pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes, and reproductive freedom, gender identity and gender expression, or sexual orientation."
If the change passes through the senate and house, Minnesota voters will decide if reproductive freedoms should be included in their state ERA. 
Minnesota's equal rights amendment to be updated to include protections for "reproductive freedom" - CBS Minnesota (cbsnews.com)
Editorial Roundup: Minnesotans should be able to vote on ERA - Albert Lea Tribune | Albert Lea Tribune
Join the fight for equal rights. | ERAMN
SF 37 as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) (mn.gov)