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  •  That's a good question. (6+ / 0-)

    There is an argument that the ERA is still viable and legally before the states.  In light of that, the following states have had bills introduced into their state legislatures:

    Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Virginia

    Illinois passed it in the Senate, but not the House.

    From 1994 to 2008, Representative Robert Andrews (D-NJ) was the lead sponsor of a resolution stating that when an additional three states ratify the ERA, the House of Representatives shall take any necessary action to verify that ratification has been achieved. In 2011, he joined lead sponsor Representative Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) in support of H.J.Res. 47, which would specifically remove the ERA's ratification deadline and make it part of the Constitution when three more states ratify. S.J. Res. 39, the Senate companion bill to that legislation, was introduced by Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD).

    Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, before the police arrive ... teachers are first responders.

    by 8ackgr0und N015e on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 01:56:25 PM PST

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