Equal Rights are Civil Rights. Civil Rights are Women's Rights
Women remain the only class of US Citizens not Federally Protected by the Constitution. While a Senate Bill paving the way for Ratification by 2/3s Majority of the States was introduced in 1972, apparently there is a deadline (???)
Subsequently, Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] has introduced S.J.Res.5 - yet another joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment..
In 2017 ERA bills have been introduced in the legislatures of Arizona, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Utah, and Virginia. We only need two of these remaining hold outs to pass this legislation for ratification into the US Constitution.
Below is a brief timeline of the struggle for Women's Rights: