Nearly 50 years ago, Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment, barring sex discrimination. But 38 states had to…

Nearly 50 years ago, Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment, barring sex discrimination. But 38 states had to ratify it before it took effect. Earlier this year, Illinois became number 37 and a bipartisan group of lawmakers is campaigning to make Virginia the final, historic vote.

Virginia Could Be The State To Give Women Equal Rights Nationwide

Landmark court rulings, laws and constitutional amendments have given women the right to vote, to make decisions about their reproductive health and, to some degree, to receive equal pay for equal work. But women are not guaranteed equal rights under the U.S. Constitution.

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0 Responses to Nearly 50 years ago, Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment, barring sex discrimination. But 38 states had to…

  1. 50 years to ratify a no-brainer amendment like this? Good grief…

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  2. The most prevalent argument against the ERA is more logistical than ideological. The deadline to ratify the amendment passed decades ago. But supporters are confident Congress can extend or even rescind that deadline, which it did once in the 1970s.
    What are the chances that the current Congress does the necessary?

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  3. Cindy Brown says:

    Right now? Probably low. In the next few years? Could be quite good.

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