Equal Rights Amendment Seeing Momentum and Opposition

VA ERA Ratify
Attorneys argue over binding power of reatification deadline

With Virginia’s recent ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, the 38 states necessary to amend the U.S. Constitution are finally present and brought together, 38 years after the ratification deadline. Proceedings are complicated by attorneys who are contesting the deadline while still others uphold it.

After asking the archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, to rule whether or not the original ratification deadline of 1982 was still binding, he said that he would “take no action to certify the adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment.” The pro-ERA attorneys sued Ferriero for his ruling, while those who support enforcement of the long-passed deadline emphasize their opposition to the amendment.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For archivist David Ferriero as he preserves records of the federal government.
  • That the lawmakers of Capitol Hill would work together for the good of U.S. citizens.
  • That the spirit of peace would permeate the government instead of division.

Sources: AP


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