The House of Delegates Privileges and Elections Committee has again refused to docket a bill to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, killing it for the year.
Most Americans think the Equal Rights Amendment is already the law, but they’re wrong.
The ERA would guarantee equal rights for women, including pay for equal work.
It was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1972, with a 10 year deadline for ratification. In 1982, 35 states had ratified the amendment, three short of the three forths needed. Virginia is one of the 15 states who have yet to ratify.