Support for Equal Rights Amendment continues deceleration in 2011

In 1971, the Equal Rights Amendment passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 354 to 24. In 1972, the ERA passed the Senate with a vote of 84 to 8. Not being ratified by enough states, the Equal Rights Amendment failed to become part of the United States Constitution.

In the 110th Congress of 2007-2008, the Equal Rights Amendment never came up for a vote. It was cosponsored by 205 members of the House and 25 members of the Senate, including now-President Barack Obama and now-Vice President Joseph Biden.

In the 112th Congress as of 2011, the Equal Rights Amendment has not come up for a vote or progressed in committee. It has been cosponsored by 170 members of the House and 11 members of the Senate.

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  1. It is absolutely ridiculous that this has not happened! Pass the ERA and ratify it to the constitution! Stop the ridiculous sexism now!

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