Shouldn't civil liberties protect all citizens in this country? And civil liberties should be protected by the law.
In other words, the Equal Rights Amendment can protects elements between men and women that are equal. Contrarily, laws that are specific to an unequal element of either a man or woman cannot apply to the other side, nor should there be an attempt to make it apply.
However, if a law in its creation is specific but expands to cover a commonness, then its commonness should broken out as a separate law.