Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Why the Era Is Back Equality before the Law Must Be Enshrined

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Why the Era Is Back Equality before the Law Must Be Enshrined

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The Equal Rights Amendment is before us again and stands a chance of reaching the 38-state threshold to be adopted.

Advocates for the ERA have never given up on passing this nearly century-old proposed amendment, though some have assumed it has been dead since the 1980s.

If added to the Constitution, the ERA would prohibit deprivation of equality of rights by the federal or state governments "on account of sex."

The Republican-controlled Virginia state Senate recently ratified the ERA. However, the ERA stalled in a Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates, killing it in Virginia. However, it is on the move in Minnesota. Nevada ratified it in 2017, and Illinois in 2018 -becoming the 37th state to do so.

Advocates have not given up. …

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