Justice Dept. Seeks Dismissal of Equal Rights Amendment Suit
Litigation
Justice Dept. Seeks Dismissal of Equal Rights Amendment Suit
2020-05-19 14:07:35
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is attempting to get a lawsuit dismissed that seeks to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A Justice Department motion to dismiss filed last week says the deadline expired for states to... Read More

House Votes to Remove Equal Rights Amendment Deadline
Congress
House Votes to Remove Equal Rights Amendment Deadline

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers voted Thursday to remove the deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, legislation that would enshrine in the Constitution a ban on sex discrimination. The measure, however, is unlikely to receive approval from the... Read More

House Action on Equal Rights Amendment Sets Up Legal Fights
Congress
House Action on Equal Rights Amendment Sets Up Legal Fights

WASHINGTON — The House will attempt to revive the Equal Rights Amendment later this week, with a vote to remove the 1982 deadline for state ratification and reopen the process for amending the Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sex.... Read More

Congress Debates Proposal to Remove Approval Deadline for ERA
In The News
Congress Debates Proposal to Remove Approval Deadline for ERA
2020-02-11 18:31:17
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The House split along party lines Monday during a hearing that could help add the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution within weeks. Both the House and Senate are considering resolutions that would remove the deadline for states... Read More

States’ Attorneys General Sue to Force ERA into Constitution
Litigation
States’ Attorneys General Sue to Force ERA into Constitution
2020-02-06 21:55:15
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The attorneys general of Virginia, Illinois and Nevada are suing in federal court for an order that would add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On January 27 Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the... Read More

Virginia Votes to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, But There’s Still a Fight Ahead
Civil Rights
Virginia Votes to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, But There’s Still a Fight Ahead

RICHMOND, Va. — Nearly five decades after legislatures began ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, Virginia became the key 38th state to do so Wednesday — giving it the three-fourths support needed to make it part of the U.S. Constitution. But... Read More

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