House Democrats Intro Resolution To Ratify The ERA

Axios reports:

Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) on Thursday introduced a resolution to recognize that the Equal Rights Amendment has met all legal requirements to be considered the 28th constitutional amendment. If the resolution passes in both Congress chambers, the ERA would be officially added to the constitution and would guarantee legal gender equality under the Constitution.

A proposed amendment becomes part of the constitution after it is ratified by 38 states. On Jan. 27, 2020, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA. The amendment states that it shall go into effect exactly two years after ratification. Flashback: In January 2020, the Justice Department under the Trump administration issued a memo blocking the ERA from becoming law.

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