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S.J.Res. 5 (115th): A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

The text of the resolution below is as of Jan 17, 2017 (Introduced).

Summary of this resolution

134 nations contain constitutional provisions guaranteeing gender equality under the law. 80 percent of Americans incorrectly believe the U.S. Constitution already does. It does not.

Nevada may have just resuscitated the major political issue, which had remained largely dormant for decades. On March 22nd, 2017, in a currently symbolic move, Nevada voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a U.S. constitutional amendment proposal that passed Congress in the 1970s.

However, the ERA fell three states short of the necessary 38 state ratifications by the 1982 deadline. With three of those missing states poised to ratify the amendment this year or next, legislation introduced in Congress would eliminate ...



1st Session

S. J. RES. 5


January 17, 2017

(for himself, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Gillibrand, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Brown, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Reed, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Franken, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Markey, Mr. Udall, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Booker, Mr. Warner, Ms. Warren, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Van Hollen, and Mr. Menendez) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

That notwithstanding any time limit contained in House Joint Resolution 208, 92d Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972, the article of amendment proposed to the States in that joint resolution shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States.