Friday, February 14, 2020
Harris Statement on Equal Rights Amendment Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement regarding the House vote to remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.
“This is just another example of the Speaker of the House trampling the Constitution. Even Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said this week that this process must start all over.”
The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by Congress in 1972, with a ratification deadline of March 1979 for the required number of states (38). When this deadline passed, only 35 states had ratified the amendment, and five of these states also rescinded their ratifications.
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