Benjamin Yount, Metro Networks
SPRINGFIELD, IL-(Effingham Radio)- Almost 50 years after Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment, the Illinois Senate did the same.
State senators yesterday voted to ratify the amendment from 1972.
The Illinois House will take a look at the plan next.
Illinois lawmakers have voted for the ERA three times over the years, but never at the same time to ratify the plan.
Though supporters say a number of other states are looking to do just that this year.