Date: January 20, 2020 01:57PM
Utah made one of the leaps forward for women, but...
Utah: "The rights of citizens of the State of Utah to vote and hold office shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex. Both male and female citizens of this State shall enjoy all civil, political and religious rights and privileges." - Utah Constitution, Article IV, §1 (1896)."
...still even today is one of the worst places for women. The quote below shows an attitude I'm sure still exists there in force today - that women mature faster than men enmasse.https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-women/10728/
Stanton v. Stanton, was a 421 U.S. 7 (1975) United States Supreme Court case which struck down Utah's definitions of adulthood as a violation of equal protection: females reached adulthood at 18; males at 21."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_women%27s_legal_rights_in_the_United_States_(other_than_voting
And it is the marriage shadow that still creeps long over their purple mountain majesty.
"Utah divorce court ruled against the mother, and the Utah Supreme Court held that there was a "reasonable basis" for the differential: women matured earlier and married younger; men had a greater need for education.:218 The Utah court stated in its opinion that the basis for the law, though an "old notion," was not unconstitutional.:218"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanton_v._Stanton
The traditional "roles based" segregation of women still exerts a strong force on women today.
"And yet, despite the rise of contract as a basis for nonmarital forms of domestic ordering, both marriage and marriage's shadow have proven resilient. Despite rumors of marriage's untimely demise as the dominant form of domestic ordering-witness, anxious commentators note, soaring divorce rates and the prevalence of "blended families"-our contemporary social landscape of intimate relations is remarkably similar to the comparable social terrain at the turn of the last century."https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3406/7ad18982f73246bc8d645daa5e8611ba962f.pdf
We need a constitutional amendment to dig the grave for traditional marriage and even with it it will not keep the zombies of role worship from attempting to rise from it again and again.
Their argument stays the same - separate (different) but equal.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/21/2020 12:14PM by Elder Berry.