Rights-amendment push sees renewal

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 3:42 a.m.

Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been a source of contention ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a 10-year ratification push failed in 1982, yet its backers on Capitol Hill, in the Illinois statehouse and elsewhere are making clear this summer that the fight is far from over.

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