Va. Approved the ERA. Md. Lawmakers Try to Push It Over the Finish Line
In advance of Virginia’s expected ratification, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted last November to advance a resolution from Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) that would remove the deadline initially laid out in 1972.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D), the lone Marylander on Judiciary, voted in favor of the measure.
“One of the best ways to defend the Constitution is to expand the Constitution,” Raskin said. “… The whole trajectory of our constitutional development is about expanding democracy to include people who had been subordinated or marginalized or kept outside of equality.”
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