What is the Equal Rights Amendment? 

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed Constitutional Amendment that guarantees gender equality. It was introduced in 1923 - almost 100 years ago - and passed by Congress with bipartisan support in 1972. Since then, 37 states have approved it. Ratification by one more state is needed to implement it.

24 simple words: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”