Equal Rights Amendment

Some of the thousands of female protestors, some holding placards, during an Aug. 26, 1976, march in support of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in New York City. (Peter Keegan/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Revived push for Equal Rights Amendment blocked by U.S. Senate Republicans

BY: - April 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate failed to advance a symbolic measure to enshrine in the Constitution equal protection on the basis of sex, a century after the idea began circulating among lawmakers. Senators on Thursday voted 51-47 to go forward with a bill that would lift Congress’ self-imposed 1982 deadline for three-fourths of states to […]