The Equal Rights Amendment (S.J.Res. 21) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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The Equal Rights Amendment

S.J.Res. 21: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.

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The Equal Rights Amendment (S.J.Res. 21) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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United Methodist Women 15,527 Facebook fans 5,039 Twitter followers

In response to American women’s human rights realities, Congress has proposed several legislative measures that echo the sentiment of women’s rights advocates. Both the House and Senate have proposed amending the language of Constitution to include equal rights not only for “men” but also “women” (H.J. RES. 31 and S.J. RES. 31). This is known as the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Written in 1923 by Alice Paul, a suffragist leader, the ERA simply states:

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state ...

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MOMocrats 2,969 Facebook fans 2,225 Twitter followers

It's time to specify in the Constitution that women have equal rights in all aspects of life: including but not limited to employment, sovereignty over one's body, as a citizen, a consumer, business owner, caretaker, and creator of free speech.

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Feminist Majority


Equal Rights Amendment Re-introduced Today

This afternoon Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) re-introduced the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA currently has 160 co-sponsors in the House, including Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Chair of the Congressional Women's Caucus.

Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal spoke at a press conference today announcing the bill's re-introduction, stating, "Women and men deserve and need full equal rights. Without constitutional equality, too many women, and thereby too many families, are cheated. Americans overwhelmingly support constitutional equality. It is time- in fact, it's long overdue- for us to move ...

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