Ian’s Legal Fact of the Week 8/24/15: The Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which sought to guarantee equal rights for women, was originally introduced in Congress in 1923 but not submitted for ratification until 1972. It was ultimately ratified by 35 states (although some of these later rescinded their ratifications) before its deadline for expiry in 1982. Twenty-one state constitutions contain versions of the ERA.


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