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CBS News 16 Jan 2020

Virginia votes to ratify Equal Rights Amendment

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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 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)
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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