“Reports of the ERA’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated” (Part 3)

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On August 27, 1977—the 57th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote—thousands of women re-enacted a 1913 women’s suffrage march while demonstrating for the passage of the ERA. (D.C. Public Library Washington / Washington Post)

This is the third in a multi-part series examining the half-century fight to add women to the U.S. Constitution—and a game plan on where we go from here.

Read Part 1: “We Want In!” and Part 2: A Long History of Obstruction, Delay and Trickery. And check back every Wednesday for a new installment.


Part 3: A Patchwork of Laws, Statutes and Court Rulings

“Sex discrimination has such a long history and tradition in the United States,” Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley School of Law, told Ms.

“Sexism is deeply ingrained in so much of our law as well as social practices. I think having…

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