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Va. passes Equal Rights Amendment

Jan 16, 2020 - The Washington Post

The historic vote marks nearly a century of effort, but critics say it's too late

RICHMOND " Both chambers of Virginia's General Assembly passed the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, fulfilling a promise that helped Democrats seize control of the legislature and marking a watershed moment in the nearly century-long effort to add protections for women to the U.S. Constitution.

The lopsided votes capped an emotional week in which Democrats " particularly female lawmakers, who now ho...