What is the Equal Rights Amendment and why it matters
"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."
Nearly 100 years after its introduction, there is a renewed movement for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). On January 27, 2020, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA which completed the requirement under the U.S. Constitution (Article V) that 3/4 of the states ratify an amendment. Several additional steps remain in order to have the Equal Rights Amendment officially added to the U.S. Constitution as the 28th Amendment.