New York, New York – On March 17, 2021, the House of Representatives has scheduled a vote on House Joint Resolution 17, a measure that would remove any deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and, as a consequence, would make the ERA finalized and valid at the moment when it has been ratified by 3/4 of the state legislatures. There are many complex legal issues surrounding the finalization of the ERA, and Columbia Law School’s Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Project has prepared a FAQ that explains the history of ERA ratification, what HJR 17 will do, and the complex legal issues that surround the final ratification of the ERA. The FAQ is intended to aid journalists, the public, and policymakers in understanding the legislative, legal, and political efforts that surround the ERA.
Center for Gender and Sexuality Law,
Columbia Law School ERA Project FAQ on Legal Issues Surrounding Final Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/gender_sexuality_law/74