Just The Facts
Twenty-six states have ratified some form of an equal rights amendment for women to their state's constitution in the United States.
One hundred and forty-three countries guarantee equality between men and women in their constitutions.
Only twelve countries in the world offer full, legal, equal rights and protections for women.
CURRENT STATUS: EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IN 117th CONGRESS
The US House of Representatives has approved HJR 17 in 2021 by a vote of 222 - 204 to eliminate any deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment guaranteeing women's equal rights under the US Constitution.
The US Senate has not moved its companion bill SJR 1 nor taken up HJR 17.
Three more states have approved the Equal Rights Amendment for a total of 38 states (3/4 of the 50 states): Nevada in March 2017, Illinois in May 2018, and Virginia in 2020. However, the Trump Administration's Justice Department under William Barr barred the National Archivist from certifying the three states. The Biden Administration's Justice Department under Merrick Garland has ignored outreach efforts calling for the Archivist to perform their statutory duties and recognize these ratifications. The ERA remains in an unprecedented political limbo.