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Equal Rights Amendment

Updated at 1:33 p.m. ET

The U.S. House has voted to remove the deadline on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in an attempt to revive the amendment. The 232-183 vote fell largely along party lines with five Republicans supporting the measure and zero Democrats opposing it.

Equal Rights Amendment supporter Donna Granski, right, cheers the passage of the House ERA Resolution in the Senate chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday.
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Virginia officially became the critical 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Monday, clearing the way for likely court fights over whether the measure can be added to the U.S. Constitution.