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A large crowd of women cheers a speaker at the Lincoln Memorial, during a rally for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Bettmann Archive hide caption

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50 years ago sex equality seemed destined for the Constitution. What happened?

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Equal Rights Amendment supporters demonstrate outside the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond on Jan. 8. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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For These Women, The Equal Rights Amendment Has Been A Decades-Long Battle

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Altogether, the Constitution has only been amended 17 times since the Bill of Rights, and one of those amendments (the 21st) was done just to repeal another (the 18th, known as Prohibition). National Archives via AP hide caption

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Spectators look down on the Nevada Assembly on the opening day of the legislative session in Carson City, Nev., in February. On Wednesday, state senators backed the Assembly and voted to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment. Lance Iversen/AP hide caption

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Nevada Ratifies The Equal Rights Amendment ... 35 Years After The Deadline

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