IL-06/IL-14: House Votes to Eliminate ERA Ratification Date Restrictions

Lauren Underwood
Sean Casten

While unknown how far any of these measures will progress to settle the question of the ERA, nothing short of a Supreme Court ruling to ultimately decide ERA

Yesterday morning, the House of Representatives approved by nearly straight party-line vote H.J. Res. 79, which eliminates the original dates for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Per the vote grid, 5 Republicans joined the Democrats in support.

Expect no action on this resolution in the Senate, and without Senate action, it goes nowhere.

With all of the litigation filed to prevent ERA inclusion in the Constitution, to require ERA in the Constitution, and many more, it will take time before the courts finally rule on the legality of the ERA as part of the Constitution.

Many people believe the dates imposed to ratify ERA were not meant to bind the ERA when the original extension filed in 1982. Others think the ERA died in 1982 when the extension expired.

The courts will have their say on the future of the ERA, and it’ll be a Supreme Court ruling to ultimately decide if the ERA, as drafted in 1972, becomes the 28th amendment the Constitution.


IL-06/IL-14: House Votes to Eliminate ERA Ratification Date Restrictions — 5 Comments

  1. What do you do about states that have rescinded it?

    Count them?

    Not count them?

  2. Typical cultural marxists …… move the goal posts whenever the right result isn’t achieved.

  3. Correcting, I think if they rescinded, they are not counted.

    When the ERA extension expired in 1982, the ERA was 3 states short on ratification.

    Then 2017 Nevada, 2018 Illinois and last year, Virginia.

    Ms. Trumpion, as I said, it’s going to take a SCOTUS ruling to determine if the ERA is now #28A.

  4. It takes a 2/3 majority in each house of Congress to send an amendment to the states for ratification.

    I don’t think a simple majority vote years after the deadline has passed can bring this monstrosity back to life.

    This isn’t a serious effort; it’s a way to force congresscritters to cast votes that may be uncomfortable in an election year.

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