Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment failed three times in the Nevada Legislature in the 1970s, but the measure has been resurrected and was heard Monday in a Senate committee.
State Sen. Pat Spearman, D-North Las Vegas, argued that the amendment to the U.S. Constitution is needed now more than ever.
“The continued debate to ratify the ERA baffles the mind,” Spearman said.
The amendment, which was never ratified by enough states to become part of the U.S. Constitution, would ensure equal rights for men and women including equality in the workplace and a tool to fight sex discrimination, she said.
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