Just today on the anniversary of the Equal Rights Amendment passing Congress, Nevada became the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment since it was passed by Congress in 1972. It's an important day in history, but we still have a lot of work to do! We still need two more states to ratify in hopes of getting the Equal Rights Amendment put into the Constitution. We admire Alice Paul, a leader of the suffragist movement for introducing the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923, just three years after women won the right to vote.
On March 22, 1972, The Equal Rights Amendment stating that all sexes be treated equal under the eyes of the law and banning discrimination on the basis of sex was passed in Congress and sent to the states for ratification. It needed the approval of 38 states or three-fourths of the states to make it into the Constitution, however, only 35 states had ratified by the deadline in 1982.
Though a lot of time has passed and it is still not guaranteed by the constitution, we know it is only a matter of time.