Virginia lawmakers vote for long-dead Equal Rights Amendment

A committee of lawmakers in Virginia has just voted for the Equal Rights Amendment, which would ban discrimination on the basis of sex across the United States.

Or would have.

Since the deadline for getting 38 states to approve was back in 1982.

Word on the newest vote comes from AP, which bewilderingly affirmed that affirmative votes, still needed, by the state House and Senate “would mean the ERA has reached the threshold for ratification.”

Then AP pointed out the approval was “not by the 1982 deadline set by Congress.

Officials with the Family Research Council pointed out the problems with the vote.


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