Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is or was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex.
Feb 13, 2020
House passes resolution that would dissolve Equal Rights Amendment deadline - ABC News
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Thursday that would pave the way for the long-developing Equal Rights Amendment.
House passes bill to revive Equal Rights Amendment - POLITICO
The ERA, first proposed in the 1920s, was adopted by Congress in the 1970s, but not enough states ratified it before a 1982 deadline.
Feb 12, 2020
Nancy Pelosi on Twitter
“Tune in at 11:30 am ET as Congressional Democrats come together ahead of tomorrow’s historic vote to remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment. #ERANow Watch here: https://t.co/rFd2fqW3Qv”
Feb 11, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have just killed the Equal Rights Amendment - Vox
A half-century-long fight for equality is likely at an end.
Jan 15, 2019
Virginia Ratifies The Equal Rights Amendment, Decades After The Deadline : NPR
The ERA's provisions include a guarantee that "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged ... on account of sex." But its legal status is uncertain.
May 31, 2018
One More To Go: Illinois Ratifies Equal Rights Amendment : The Two-Way : NPR
The passage comes 36 years after the ratification deadline set by Congress. Some say the votes are merely symbolic — but the ERA's backers disagree.