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House acts to remove deadline for Equal Rights Amendment

In a bid to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, the House on Thursday approved a measure removing a 1982 deadline for state ratification and reopening the process to amend the Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sex.

Democratic AGs sue to force US to ratify ERA

Three Democratic state attorneys general are suing a U.S. government official to force him to recognize Virginia’s vote this week to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and certify the measure as part of the Constitution.

Virginia moves to brink of becoming 38th state to ratify ERA

Virginia moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, a momentous victory for many women’s rights advocates even though it is far from certain the measure will ever be added to the U.S. Constitution.

Both sides of I-940 campaign to back changes next year

Backers and foes of a successful ballot measure with new standards on the use of lethal force by police said Monday they will work together to get improvements they both support through next year’s Legislature.

Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Civil Rights Act, July 5, 1964

Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Olympics boycott, March 23, 1980

Outside view: Schlafly was one of a kind

Her death on Monday at age 92 is symbolic of a dying era in which American conservatives have tried desperately to preserve traditional male-female roles.

Nonprofits Pay Women Execs Less

Not many women reach the top position in American nonprofit organizations, and those who do make less money than their male counterparts, a survey has found. The median salary of all chief executive officers was $188,686 last year, according to a survey of 188 charitable organizations by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Girls Slighted

Girls have fewer opportunities than boys to play high school sports and receive inferior equipment and locker rooms, say federal lawsuits filed against three Nebraska school districts. The suits filed in U.S. District Court in Omaha and a similar suit filed Monday in federal court in Lincoln may be the first court challenges of equity for girls in sports at the high school level, said Alan Stoler, one of the attorneys representing the families who sued the schools. Each suit alleges the schools have violated the federal Title IX education rules that require schools that receive federal funds to treat boys and girls equally. Each suit specifically seeks a schoolsponsored and school-funded girls' varsity softball team to begin play this fall. Each suit also asks the court to order the schools to treat girls' athletic teams on par with boys' teams.