IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

House takes major step towards passing Equal Rights Amendment, bill heads to Senate


In a bid to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, the House on Thursday approved a measure removing a 1982 deadline for state ratification and reopening the process to amend the Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sex. The House approved the resolution, 232-183, sending it to the Senate. Five Republicans — all men — joined 227 Democrats to support the measure. No Democrat opposed it.