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Honor guard members from the Mississippi National Guard practice folding the former Mississippi flag before a ceremony to retire the banner on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, inside the state Capitol in Jackson.
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July 04, 2020 - 10:48 am
Mississippi could drop Jim Crow-era statewide voting process
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Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., center, flanked by Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., left, and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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February 13, 2020 - 2:55 pm
By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Eds: UPDATES: Adds hyperlinks. WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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January 30, 2020 - 1:07 pm
By SARAH RANKIN and MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press Eds: UPDATES: This story adds that a request for comment has been made from National Archives and will be updated. This story also links photos.; With AP Photos. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three Democratic state attorneys general are suing a U.S...
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Senate President Pro Tempore, Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, recognizes a visitor in the gallery as she presides over the Senate at the Capitol, Monday Jan 27, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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January 27, 2020 - 4:13 pm
By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Eds: UPDATES: With AP Photos. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officially became the critical 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Monday, clearing the way for likely court fights over whether the measure can be added to the U.S. Constitution. State...
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An Equal Rights Amendment supporters yell encouragement to two legislators as they walk down a hallway inside the state Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
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January 14, 2020 - 4:18 pm
By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia moved a step closer to ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment on Tuesday, even as the measure's future nationally remains in doubt. A House committee approved a resolution to ratify the gender equality measure, which advocates hope will...
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FILE - Jan. 22, 2019 file photo, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, D-Prince William, center, speaks during a news conference of ERA supporters after her bill was killed by a House subcommittee. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
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January 02, 2020 - 8:52 am
By SARAH RANKIN and DAVID CRARY Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment are so confident Virginia is on the verge of becoming the critical 38th state to ratify the gender equality measure, they are already making plans for how they will celebrate. But that...
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February 21, 2019 - 1:23 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A renewed push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia has failed by a single vote. The House of Delegates vote deadlocked 50-50 on a bid to force a full floor on the gender-equality measure Thursday. The tie vote meant the effort failed. ERA proponents had hoped...
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February 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two advocates for the Equal Rights Amendment have been handcuffed and escorted away by police after staging a "die in" outside Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox's office. The two women were arrested early Thursday morning by police after lying down outside Cox's door in a Capitol...
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January 15, 2019 - 3:00 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has taken another step toward becoming the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The state Senate voted in favor of legislation Tuesday to approve the gender-equality amendment. The measure passed with bipartisan support. The legislation still has to clear...
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