Monthly Archives: January 2019

Delaware Equal Rights Amendment Obtains Final Approval

In an historic moment for Delaware women and the state, HB1 (the Equal Rights Amendment) is now part of Delaware’s Constitution following the Senate vote on January 16, 2019 of 16 yeas to 5 nays.

Delaware, the second state to ratify the unsuccessful federal ERA in 1972, is the last of the ratifying states to pass its own equal protection clause or ERA. Thank you Delaware ERANow members and leaders, and the many other women and men that joined with us across the state to get this done. House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and Senator Stephanie Hansen are to be commended for seeing the legislative struggle for Delaware’s ERA through to its successful conclusion. read more...