“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”-section 1 of the equal rights amendment
Since 1972 people have been fighting to validate the Equal Rights Amendment so that it can become law in our country. Unfortunately, it took until 2020 for those advocates to get the requisite 38 states they needed to ratify the amendment. Forty-eight years! Forty-eight years for 38 states to simply say that as a woman, I am entitled to the same protections under the law as men. And, now that we have the requisite number of states guess what? The Equal Rights Amendment is still not law because 1982 was the deadline set to have the amendment ratified, and that deadline was never extended. Not to mention, a few of the states that were on board with the equal rights amendment earlier, have changed their mind and apparently wish to withdraw their support for women’s equality. What a “$h#t Show”, to say the least. I’ve digressed.
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