US gender equality: House to decide Equal Rights Amendment
A century-old effort to enshrine gender equality in the US constitution is on the verge of success.
The House of Representatives is considering whether to extend a deadline that would allow the Equal Rights Amendment to be added to the constitution.
If successful, it would prohibit the government from denying equal rights to a person on the basis of their sex.
Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports.
In a bid to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, the House on Thursday approved a measure removing a 1982 deadline for state ratification and reopening the process to amend the Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sex. (Feb. 13) The House approved a resolution to reopen the path for the Equal Rights Amendment. Human Rights Attorney Kate Kelly reports on the milestone and how Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reacting. A supreme court justice is suggesting to restart the fight for the equal rights amendment.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about a proposed amendment at an event in Washington. Former Communications Director Hope Hicks is returning to the White House to take up a new role working with Jared Kushner. NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell reports from the White House.