Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, passing the three-fourths threshold of support required from the states for a constitutional amendment.
When the ERA passed Congress in 1972, lawmakers attached a 1977 ratification deadline to it, which they later extended to 1982. Now, we need Congress to remove the ratification deadline it imposed. LWVUS sent a letter to the United States Congress urging them to remove the ratification deadline on the ERA. This legislation has been passed by the House. Now, the Senate must act so the states' efforts are not done in vain.