It’s ratified, but there’s one more step that has to happen:
The House resolution also speaks to the effective date of the ERA: “Section 3 of the ERA states the amendment shall take effect two years after the 38th state ratifies, which was Virginia on January 27, 2020. Therefore, the ERA is in effect as of today, January 27, 2022.”
this is good news although the republican federal jurists have shown a remarkable capacity for ignoring the clear intent of such amendments as the 14th and the 15th. this 28th amendment would lay down a useful marker but as long as the republican six choose to ignore or misconstrue it as much as they have others then it can only be described as aspirational.
What what what? I thought it was dead because it had long since expired. I guess that expiration could just be ignored? If so, great! This is long overdue.
In January of 2020, under Trump, the OLC issued an opinion arguing that Congress had no power to remove a seven-year timeline for ratification in the preamble of the ERA and that therefore three recent state ratifications were invalid
Guess so. Hope he does it, but it’d be a complete turn from what they’ve said about this all along. He also stated at one point that if the states can ratify it after the deadline, states that revoked it would also have their ratification status changed, which leaves us still needing six states.