United States Constitution; ratifies Equal Rights Amendment. (SJ5)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


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 »


01/09/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100511D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/09/2020Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SJ1-McClellan) (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HJ1.


Ron Q writes:

Definitely no, until the full legal ramifications are understood by all.
Show where and how this law is really needed.

Rob Waters writes:

To come up with any reasons for why this shouldn't pass shows that we have fellow Virginians living in antiquated times. When the legal ramifications are equality between men and women, it's the most frightened voices who fear being treated equally who squeal the loudest.

Dennis writes:

@Ron Q:

Full legal ramifications? This amendment has been written and waiting for decades.

Most recent debate in Virginia has raged for over a year.

If you haven't had the time to learn of it by now, you are too late.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

"49 years is an insufficient amount of time to consider a legislative proposal" certainly is an argument that one can make, I suppose.