Equality of rights shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.
Actual language of the proposed equal rights amendment.
Did you know that there is not an Amendment that states specifically that women and men have equal rights? Did you know that 94% of the population think we already have an Equal Rights Amendment? We, at ERA Minnesota, are working to make an Equal Rights Amendment a reality.
Minnesota has been active in trying to get an Equal Rights Amendment passed since the 1970's. Our state was one of the 35 (of the 38 needed) to ratify the amendment. Since then we have been active in encouraging the US Senate to extend the deadline (originally 1982) to reach the 38 states required to put an ERA on the national ballet and to add an Equal Rights Amendment into our own Minnesota Constitution.