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March 17, 2021, 6:27 PMUpdated: March 17, 2021, 8:10 PM

House Votes to Remove Deadline for Equal Rights Amendment (1)

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Backers of the Equal Rights Amendment won a fresh victory in the U.S. House, with a vote to remove a ratification deadline they hope to see matched in the Senate and upheld in court challenges that are almost certain to follow.

The House approved a Democratic-sponsored resolution Wednesday by a vote of 222-204, declaring the amendment would become part of the Constitution once three-fourths of states have ratified it, regardless of any time limit previously set by Congress.

The vote comes less than two weeks after a federal judge ruled against ERA supporters, finding that the 1979 deadline set ...

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