Associated Press

Associated Press 13 Feb 2020

US House acts to revive Equal Rights Amendment


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)

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.
Virginia has moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The vote by both of the state's legislative chambers Wednesday is a momentous victory for many women's rights advocates. (Jan. 15)
Virginia has become the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but a long legal battle is expected. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford spoke to CBSN about the significance of the vote.
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.

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