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Equal Rights Amendment will go before legislature

November 30, 1999
By: Stacy Covitz
State Capital Bureau

Some Missouri lawmakers say the Equal Rights Amendment is still an important issue even though it hasn't been discussed for several years. Stacy Covitz has the story from Jefferson City.

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Three more state legislatures must vote for the Equal Rights Amendment before it can be made the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

House Represenative Deleta Williams of Warrensburg says she hopes the Missouri legislature is one of them. She will sponsor the bill for the upcoming legislative session.

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Contents: Women's rights have been improved by laws passed in Congress, but laws can be repealed or amendend. Only by getting the strength of the constitution do women have the guarantee of equal rights.

Williams says she hopes the legislature votes on the amendment before March. From the state capitol, I'm Stacy Covitz.


As Missouri lawmakers prepare for the legislative session, supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment hold a rally to raise awareness about the amendment. Stacy Covitz has the story from Jefferson City.

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Three more state legislatures must vote for the Equal Rights Amendment before it can be made the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Representative Vicky Riback Wilson of Columbia says she hopes Missouri's legislature is one of the three that passses the amendment.

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Contents: The Equal Rights Amendment is basically very simple. In less than 40 words, it says nobody can be denied individual rights based on sex.

Wilson says she hopes the legislature votes on the ERA before March. From the state capitol, I'm Stacy Covitz.