The ERA returns! Long-failed plan focus of discussion again

Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly

The Chicago Tribune recently reported the Illinois House of Representatives voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

That’s the controversial proposal from the 1970s that would amend the U.S. Constitution to state, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

The Tribune said the Illinois vote put the ERA “one state away from possible enshrinement in the U.S. Constitution amid potential legal questions.

“I am appalled and embarrassed that the state of Illinois has not done this earlier,” Democratic Rep. Stephanie Kifowit of Oswego said in the


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