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  • Senate rejects Murkowski-sponsored measure to advance equal rights for women

    Ashley Murray, Alaska Beacon|May 10, 2023

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate failed to advance a symbolic measure to enshrine in the Constitution equal protection for women, a century after the idea began circulating among lawmakers. Senators on April 27 voted 51-47 to go forward with a bill that would lift Congress’ self-imposed 1982 deadline for three-fourths of the states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. However, the procedural vote, or cloture vote, required 60 senators for the ERA to move forward. The joint resolution, sponsored by Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Dem... Full story