The ERA Loses Two More Rounds

After Oklahoma and Georgia, it seems out for the count

The matter before the Oklahoma senate last Tuesday afternoon: a motion to reconsider its earlier decision not to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. As the roll call was taken, women in the packed galleries sat quietly. Then came the tally: 27 to 21 against. In the balcony a small group of ERA supporters chanted slogans and unfurled a yellow banner picturing a pioneer woman and carrying the words EQUALITY DENIED 1982. Barely a day later, a similar scene unfolded in the Georgia house. The gallery was hushed as a...

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