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Connections: What's next for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment?

How much do you know about the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)? The proposed amendment would guarantee equal legal rights for Americans regardless of sex. It was first proposed in 1923, and was reintroduced in the early 1970s.

It’s back in the news because after nearly a century of debate, the amendment has now been passed in 38 states, qualifying it for ratification. But there’s a catch: the deadline was 1982. So what happens next?

This hour, our guests help us understand what the ERA is, its history, and what’s next in terms of the law. Our guests:

  • Beth Cordello, chair of the labor and employment practice group at Pullano & Farrow
  • Amy Stephens, co-host of the Transformation Thursday podcast
  • Kate Kelly, human rights attorney with Equality Now
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.

Connections with Evan Dawson

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