United States Constitution; ratifies Equal Rights Amendment. (HJ583)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


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Constitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment remains viable and may be ratified notwithstanding the expiration of the 10-year ratification period set out in the resolving clause, as amended, in the proposal adopted by Congress. Read the Bill »


10/08/2018: In Committee


10/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100546D


Deborah Hawkins writes:

Unless there is some legal reason why the wording cannot be changed from what other states have passed, this bill MUST be amended to REFLECT 2019 by adding to the definition of "sex", sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Why go through all this effort to get a bill passed reflecting 1972 standards. Times have changed! Change the language.

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