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CBS News 16 Jan 2020

Virginia just approved the Equal Rights Amendment. Now what?

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Virginia became the 38th state to vote in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment, meeting the threshold necessary to make it part of the U.S. Constitution. However, the ERA could still face significant legal and legislative challenges. Julie Suk, a professor at the City University of New York, joined "Red & Blue" to explain what comes next.


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.
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.
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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