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The Equal Rights Amendment Gets New Life 45 Years after Passed by Congress

On March 22, 1972, the U.S. Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment to specifically protect citizens based on gender, which then moved to the states for ratification. After a ten-year deadline, which many argue was arbitrarily imposed and irrelevant, the ratification process was still three states short. (It takes 3/4 of the states to ratify a constitutional amendment.) Nevertheless, advocates

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