The Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA, was purposed to create equality for minorities and women. Both sides of the debate used the argument of the effects on families. Thesis: The Equal Rights Amendment used family to support the amendment by stating that women should be treated equal to men in court over custody, while the side against the bill argued that changing the roles of women would do harm to the upbringing of children.
Parham v. Hughes ruling declared that father’s of children without being married to the mother before birth does not hold the same rights to the child as the mother does. The ERA argues that father’s deserve equal rights to the child seeing how both parents were apart of creating the child. The ruling of parental notification