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Why the Equal Rights Amendment Is Again a Hot Topic in New York

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The former congressman expressed his opposition towards the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the State Constitution at a recent rally in Albany. He specifically criticized the amendment’s potential impact on transgender athletes participating in sports rather than its main purpose of protecting abortion rights. The fate of the amendment is uncertain as a state judge declared procedural errors in putting the referendum on the ballot, and the Democratic state attorney general has appealed the ruling. The amendment’s controversy has become prominent in New York during this election year.