Several measures have been introduced into the U.S. Congress this session that relate to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). One is a resolution that would lift the deadline for ratification of the ERA that was passed by Congress in 1972, and the other is a new ERA that would begin a new process of amending the Constitution to add explicit protections for sex equality. This FAQ is designed to explain what each of these measures would do and the legal complexities that surround them.
Center for Gender and Sexuality Law,
FAQ on the Current Status of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/gender_sexuality_law/14