House Votes 222-204 Along Party Lines To Lift 1982 Deadline For States To Ratify Equal Rights Amendment

Axios reports:

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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