Nearly a century after it was first drafted, Illinois became the 37th state in the country to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. While the vote is symbolic—the deadline was 1982—only one more state is needed for the amendment to theoretically be enshrined in the Constitution. Women's rights advocates have long argued a constitutional amendment is necessary to protect against gender discrimination. But critics say an ERA is no longer necessary in 2018. What do you think?
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