Can the Equal Rights Amendment be Revived?

Thursday, February 7th

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) technically “expired” on June 30, 1982, the ratification deadline set by Congress, but a renewed push to resurrect and ratify this constitutional amendment gained momentum in 2017, with ratification by Illinois and Nevada. Now, ERA proponents are looking to secure ratification in a&nbsp; 38th state, which would round out the necessary two-thirds majority of the states required to pass an amendment. Two leading voices on either side of the debate over the ERA – Linda Coberly, chair of the national ERA Coalition Legal Task Force, and Inez Stepman, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum – join host Jeffrey Rosen to detail the potential constitutional, legal, political, and cultural effects of adding the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the Constitution.&nbsp;<br><br>Questions or comments about the podcast? Email us at podcast@constitutioncenter.org.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://1510weal.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>