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Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Definition - What does Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) mean?

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is basically an attempt to bring an amendment to the United States Constitution with respect to gender equality and promoting equal rights between the sexes. In 1982, this amendment expired and was never approved again.

Justipedia explains Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

The Equal Rights Amendment is commonly called ERA. It also holds the record of being the most highly debated and publicized amendment. The main aim of the ERA was to give constitutional protection to women – going beyond equal protection clauses.

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