Here at Etsy, we believe that the story behind an object is often just as fascinating as the object itself. Short Stories is our series dedicated to telling the tales behind extraordinary pieces found or created by Etsy sellers.
The Equal Rights Amendment affirms that both women and men hold equally all of the rights guaranteed by the U. S. Constitution.
Between 1962 and 1972, supporters of women’s equal rights lobbied, marched, rallied, petitioned, picketed, went on hunger strikes, and committed acts of civil disobedience as part of the long historical continuum of women’s struggle for constitutional equality in the United States.
The ERA was passed by Congress in 1972 and sent to the states for ratification. Although reintroduced into every session of Congress since, only 35 states (of the necessary three-fourths, or 38) have ratified.
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