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

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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
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