US gender equality: House to decide Equal Rights Amendment

US House is set to vote this week on whether to remove ratification deadline for ERA.


    A century-old effort to enshrine gender equality in the US constitution is on the verge of success.

    The House of Representatives is considering whether to extend a deadline that would allow the Equal Rights Amendment to be added to the constitution.

    If successful, it would prohibit the government from denying equal rights to a person on the basis of their sex.

    Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports.


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