A political party is of course free to submit a 50-50 slate of candidates but they want it to become the law of the land obligating all poltical parites. Do you believe this is the way to go?
Of course; as soon as these same women demand that 50% of all construction workers are women; that 50% of all long-haul truck drivers are women; 50% of all firefighters,roofers, fishermen, refuse collectors,electrical powerline installers, oil rig workers, welders, crane operators, etc, etc. are women as well.
Yet, it's odd that some want to legislate thru quotas instead of merit; but that's just me.