The House voted 222-204 on Wednesday in another attempt to eliminate a deadline passed in 1982 that has prevented the Equal Rights Amendment from becoming part of the Constitution.
The big picture: The decades-long fight over the amendment to afford men and women equal rights has been revived after Virginia claimed last year to be the final state needed to ratify the ERA.
Catch up quick: The amendment, which was first proposed in 1923 and passed in 1972, stalled in 1982 after 35 of the 38 necessary states approved it by the extended ratification deadline.
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JUST IN: The House voted 222-204 today in another attempt to eliminate a deadline passed in 1982 that has prevented the Equal Rights Amendment from becoming part of the Constitution. https://t.co/m5A12ySgBO
— Axios (@axios) March 17, 2021
Proud to preside over House this morning for bipartisan effort to extend Equal Rights Amendment deadline because women’s rights and democracy shouldn’t have a timeline! 🇺🇸#ERANow pic.twitter.com/mcts1BzhDQ
— Joyce Beatty (@RepBeatty) March 17, 2021
When we support women, we uplift all communities.
Adopting the #ERA would allow us to fulfill the American values of inclusion and equal opportunity for all. I voted to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. #ERANow pic.twitter.com/SqPcgOZMtP
— Jahana Hayes (@RepJahanaHayes) March 17, 2021
Congress does NOT have the constitutional authority to retroactively remove the deadline of the so-called “Equal Rights Amendment” to the Constitution that FAILED 40 years ago and EXPIRED in 1979! pic.twitter.com/GeTk6oJ3q8
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) March 17, 2021
I supported the Equal Rights Amendment long before I was a Congresswoman. Today, I proudly voted to extend the deadline to ratify ERA. New Jersey’s Alice Paul authored the Equal Rights Amendment and it is time we finished the work she started nearly 100 years ago. pic.twitter.com/CEzF8s8Zd0
— Rep. Mikie Sherrill (@RepSherrill) March 17, 2021
The so-called Equal Rights Amendment is designed to do one thing:
Abortion on-demand up until birth and perhaps after birth
That’s why I OPPOSE the ERA. pic.twitter.com/fWhpRWCGkj
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) March 17, 2021