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State Sen. Nan Orrock Of Atlanta Discusses Equal Rights Amendment

Veteran Democratic state Sen. Nan Orrock, shown in 2015, spoke with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer on “All Things Considered” about the Equal Rights Amendment as some Georgia lawmakers from both parties are working together to try to make Georgia the 38th state to ratify the amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Veteran Democratic state Sen. Nan Orrock, shown in 2015, spoke with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer on “All Things Considered” about the Equal Rights Amendment as some Georgia lawmakers from both parties are working together to try to make Georgia the 38th state to ratify the amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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Some state lawmakers from both parties have gotten together to try to make Georgia the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

It was first sent to the states after Congress passed it back in 1972.  But it failed to win ratification by the required 38 states before the 1982 deadline, so it never became part of the Constitution.

One of the Georgia lawmakers trying to change that is veteran Atlanta Democratic Sen. Nan Orrock. She spoke with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer on “All Things Considered.”