The Equal Rights amendment -- which officially guarantees equal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex ---passed in Illinois. PLEASE NOTE that State Rep Mike McAuliffe voted NO on this. What a terrible vote. I'm glad enough other reps voted YES to make sure this passed. http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/390006-illinois-ratifies-equal-rights-amendment-decades-after-deadline
Illinois state lawmakers voted Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, decades after Congress’ deadline to ratify the measure expired.