. States appeal ruling that they waited too long to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NBC – Virginia, Illinois and Nevada filed notice Monday that they intend to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that said their votes to ratify the proposed Equal Rights Amendment came too late.

The three states — the most recent to vote for ratification — had asked a federal judge to declare that the amendment was formally adopted after Virginia last year became the 38th state to vote to ratify it. They argued that a deadline for adoption had no force of law, since it was placed only in the amendment’s proposing clause, not in the actual text that the states voted on.

Find out more about the ERA at NBC News.

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