ERA - Equal Rights Ammendment:
The ammendment to the Constitution, approved by Congress in 1972 and sent to the states reads: "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article."
On March 22, 1972, the proposed 27th Amendment to the Constitution was sent to the states for ratification. Congress placed a seven-year deadline on the ratification process. This time limit was placed not in the words of the ERA itself, but in the proposing clause. In 1977. Indiana became the 35th state to ratify the ERA. It would be the last for 35 years after anti-ERA organizers began to mobilize, and in 1980, the Republican Party removed their support for the Equal Rights Amendment from its platform. (Back in the early 1940s, both the Republican and Democratic parties added support of the Equal Rights Amendment to their political platforms.) The Equal Rights Amendment was reintroduced in Congress on July 14, 1982 and has been introduced before every session of Congress since then as the movement to ratify the ERA continues. In March of 2017, the state of Nevada became the 36th state —the first since 1977 — to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
In March 2021, a federal district court judge ruled that recent state votes to ratify the proposed Equal Rights Amendment came too late to make it part of the Constitution. The states now have the option of appealing the ruling. The case is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Show your support for the ERA with this retro ERA design with Lady Liberty. Model in photo wears a slightly different shirt. See color choices for most accurate style design.
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.: 50% polyester, 25% combed ringspun cotton, 25% rayon
.: Light fabric (4.3 oz/yd² (146 g/m²))
.: Loose fit
.: Runs bigger than usual
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