constitutional amendment

A black and white photo of a group of protestors holding signs urging passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1976.

Revived push for Equal Rights Amendment blocked by U.S. Senate Republicans

BY: - April 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate failed to advance a symbolic measure to enshrine in the Constitution equal protection on the basis of sex, a century after the idea began circulating among lawmakers. Senators on Thursday voted 51-47 to go forward with a bill that would lift Congress’ self-imposed 1982 deadline for three-fourths of states to […]

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Alabama legislators clash over bill extending 10-year code exemption to single building

BY: - April 21, 2023

A bill that would exempt nonprofit veterans’ organizations from state or local building codes for at least 10 years from date of acquisition passed the Alabama House on a 51-26 vote, with 27 abstentions. It goes to the Senate. The bill passed after a long debate on the House floor over applying the bill statewide […]