Summary: This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the states in House Joint Resolution 208 of the 92nd Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972. The amendment shall be part of the Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the resolution on 3/13/19.
- Today, for the first time in 36 years,
@HouseJudiciary is holding a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment. For too long, women have been denied equality in society because of their gender – ratifying the ERA is a critical step towards changing that.” (Source: Twitter, 30/04/19) #ERANow
STATUS: Introduced 1/30/19 by Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14].
ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION:
- “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” (Source: Alice Paul Institute, ERA Project)