Women's rights amendment supporters in Minnesota renew their fight
March 9, 2017
Dressed in red and carrying signs championing women’s rights, a few hundred women — and more than a few men — turned out at the Minnesota Capitol on Wednesday to urge state lawmakers to add an Equal Rights Amendment to the state Constitution.
For many, it’s a fight they’ve tried to keep up for decades. Congress back in 1972 approved the federal constitutional amendment guaranteeing women equal rights and sent it to the states for ratification, but it sank without enough states’ support. For years, activists have championed bills to add an Equal Rights Amendment to Minnesota’s Constitution, but gotten nowhere.