The Equal Rights Amendment was sent to Congress in 1972 with a seven-year time frame to get 38 states to ratify it. The goal was not reached and an extension was approved by Congress. That second goal was not reached and, at that time, the supporters of the ERA agreed it was dead. However, in today’s crazy world it has been resurrected and its proponents are saying they only need three states to ratify it in order for the ERA to become part of the US Constitution – totally ignoring the deadline has passed twice and five states have rescinded their original approval!!
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