Equal Rights Amendment http://wlrn.org en How Florida Could Save The U.S. Equal Rights Amendment http://wlrn.org/post/how-florida-could-save-us-equal-rights-amendment <p><a href="http://www.equalrightsamendment.org/" target="_blank">The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)</a> may be making a comeback.</p><p><a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h8001__.docx&amp;DocumentType=Bill&amp;BillNumber=8001&amp;Session=2014" target="_blank">A proposed resolution filed in Tallahassee</a>&nbsp;asks lawmakers to ratify a proposed U.S. constitutional amendment stating that civil rights may not be denied based on one's sex.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For now, the move is largely symbolic.</span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 20509 at http://wlrn.org How Florida Could Save The U.S. Equal Rights Amendment Why Two Lawmakers Are Still Trying to Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment In Florida 40 Years Later http://wlrn.org/post/why-two-lawmakers-are-still-trying-ratify-equal-rights-amendment-florida-40-years-later <p>Forty years ago, the U.S. House and Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), an amendment adding language to the U.S. Constitution that says "equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."</p><p>The amendment was the result of a historic surge of women's rights activism in the country. It took decades to get the amendment passed in Congress, but it did indeed pass at a federal level.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:29:54 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5583 at http://wlrn.org Why Two Lawmakers Are Still Trying to Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment In Florida 40 Years Later