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Virginia passes ERA for women; Constitutional battle looks to be up next

Jan 16, 2020 - USA Today

WASHINGTON - Virginia on Wednesday became the 38th - and potentially pivotal - state to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, setting up an expected legal battle over what happens next.

If codified into the Constitution, the change would explicitly declare that women have equal rights under the law. Supporters say it's a long-needed protection for women who continue to face discrimination in the workplace and struggle against domestic violence and sexual harassment. Opponents argue it's an unne...