GOP attorneys general seek to block Equal Rights Amendment

GOP attorneys general seek to block Equal Rights Amendment
Five Republican attorneys general are seeking to block an effort by three Democratic-led states to see the Equal Rights Amendment adopted into the U.S. Constitution. (Source: Gray News)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Five Republican attorneys general are seeking to block an effort by three Democratic-led states to see the Equal Rights Amendment adopted into the U.S. Constitution.

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said the five GOP-led states rescinded their approvals of the ERA amendment before a congressionally mandated ratification deadline more than 40 years ago.

The Democratic-led state attorneys general argue that the 1982 deadline set by Congress was non-binding.

The five states of Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, and South Dakota filed a motion on Thursday to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Virginia, Nevada and Illinois.

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