In the United States, senate resolution to extend ratification deadline on equal rights amendments fails
By 3 May 2023
Former Representative Carolyn Maloney at an Equal Rights Amendment shadow hearing in June 2018 (photo credit: Phi Nguyen)
The U.S. Senate on [27 April] fell short of the votes needed to enshrine equal rights for women in the Constitution, a century after a guarantee of gender equality was proposed in Congress. With a 51-47 vote in favor, Senate Democrats and supporters were nine votes shy of the 60 needed for a resolution to clear the 100-member chamber's filibuster hurdle. The resolution would have removed a 1982 deadline for state ratification that prevented the Equal Rights Amendment from going into effect. Three states -- Nevada, Illinois and Virginia -- approved it after 1982. [...] Passage of [the resolution on 27 April] would have required the support of nine Republicans in the Senate, where Democrats hold a narrow 51-49 majority. Only two Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, joined Democrats in voting for the measure.
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