Yesterday, Louisiana State Senator J.P. Morrell introduced a resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA is a proposed Constitutional Amendment that guarantees gender equality. It was introduced in 1923 - almost 100 years ago - and passed by Congress with bipartisan support in 1972. Since then, 37 states have approved it. Ratification by one more state is needed to implement it.
What does it say?
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”