Women across the commonwealth, including Williamsburg, will participate in a statewide march Saturday for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
The Equal Rights Amendment gives protections to all people, regardless of sex. According to equalrightsamendment.org, the amendment was first introduced in 1923. In the late 1970s, states moved to ratify the amendment, but fell short of the number of approvals needed.
If the Virginia General Assembly ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment this year, Virginia will become the 38th state to do so and the amendment could become part of the U.S. Constitution.