In response to the final passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Virginia General Assembly, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton issued the following statement:
“Today, Virginia sent a powerful message to the rest of the country -- that ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ is a constitutional right for women.
“I was a sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment during my time in Richmond, and I am proud of my former colleagues in Richmond who made this issue a priority in this year’s session.
“This is a historic moment nearly one hundred years in the making. Thanks to the tireless work of so many trailblazers and activists over the years, women -- finally -- are one step closer to being included in our nation’s founding document.”