The Equal Rights Amendment is continuing to advance in the Virginia Legislature, where its passage is all but certain.
The Justice Department has issued a finding that an expired pair of deadlines imposed by Congress decades ago means it’s too late for more states to ratify it now.
Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment have filed a federal lawsuit in Massachusetts aimed at clearing a legal path for adoption of the long-delayed constitutional amendment. Backers say they’re wading into the debate over the amendment — which dates to the early 1970s — because Virginia is poised to become the decisive 38th state to approve the measure. But the…