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Five GOP-led states seek to block Equal Rights Amendment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five Republican-led states are seeking to block an effort by three Democratic-led states to see the Equal Rights Amendment adopted into ...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five Republican-led states areseeking to block an effort by three Democratic-led states to see the EqualRights Amendment adopted into the U.S. Constitution.

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said the fiveGOP-led states rescinded their approvals of the ERA amendment before acongressionally mandated ratification deadline more than 40 years ago.

The Democratic-led state attorneys general argue that the1982 deadline set by Congress was non-binding.  

The five states – Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraskaand South Dakota – filed a motion on Thursday to intervene in a lawsuit filedby Virginia, Nevada and Illinois.