Can the Equal Rights Amendment be Revived?

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 [email protected].<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>