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Oregon Equal Rights
4:37 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Advocates Push For Oregon Version Of Equal Rights Amendment

A vintage Equal Rights Amendment pin from the 1970s.
Credit Northwest News Network

Advocates for women's rights want the Oregon legislature to send a version of the Equal Rights Amendment to the state ballot. The measure is similar to the federal constitutional amendment that was approved by Congress in the early 70s. Not enough states ratified it so the amendment never took effect. Now, more than four dozen lawmakers have signed onto the idea of asking Oregon voters to approve a state version of the concept.

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