Phyllis Schlafly died Sept. Over the years, she has warned that the Equal Rights Amendment would lead to a recognition of gay rights. If anyone has helped conservatives nail down the plank in the Republican Party platform opposing same-sex unions, it is this octogenarian stalwart, who emerged as a pivotal force this week behind language supporting a constitutional ban on gay marriage. And she did it all with the help of the oldest of her six adult children, John Schlafly, 53, her aide de camp, who is gay. John Schlafly literally supports her, holding her arm firmly and lugging a big bag of her books, as mother and son trudge down a Manhattan sidewalk under a pitiless sun.
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On April 19, , during the ceremony of Miss USA in Las Vegas , Nevada , the five finalists were all asked about political issues such as how to fight domestic violence, whether to use taxpayer money to bail out corporations, whether to give immigrants access to health care, and whether or the United States should donate money to the government of Afghanistan to fund its elections. Kenya Moore , Miss USA , has stated that the questions were "far too political and it's divisive as well". At the time of the pageant same-sex marriage was legal in two US states. In California the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the In re Marriage Cases ruling; voters subsequently passed Proposition 8 which made it illegal.
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This story was published in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy. The taunts came day after day as he walked to and from school. His mother, fearing for her son, put him in a new school. From the time he was little, he loved Barbies and Disney princesses. In kindergarten, he chose dresses when playing dress-up.
Creator Dahvi Waller and her team of writers conducted extensive research into Second Wave feminism and the rise of the new right in the s. Episode 5 explores sexual identity and equality in romantic partnerships through two very different couples on opposite sides of the ERA battle. As her media profile continues to rise, Schlafly begins to worry about her son, John Ben Rosenfield , and decides to apply to law school, leading to tension with her husband, Fred John Slattery.