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Women boo Bush on ERA response

Vice-President George Bush was booed by women of both parties at the national Forum for Women State Legislators when he responded, ''Nope'' to a lawmaker who asked if he supported the Equal Rights Amendment.

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He added that President Reagan could not be expected to change his position on the ERA after opposing it in his 1980 campaign.

The women state legislators were attending a weekend forum billed as the largest gathering of elected women in history.

Mr. Bush delivered a speech Saturday night that dealt solely with a need for resuming arms control talks with the Soviets. He took only a few questions from the audience of 150 Republicans and more than 200 Democrats from 46 states.

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