Equal Rights Amendment Ratified…Maybe
By being the thirty-eighth state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, the Virginia Legislature recently declared that it had made the amendment a part of the U. S, Constitution.
The Amendment was proposed by Congress to guarantee women equal rights and submitted it to the states for ratification in March of 1972 with a deadline for ratification set for 1979. When the Amendment fell short of the required three-fourths, Congress extended the deadline to 1982.
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