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Flagstaff City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution urging the Arizona State Legislature to pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Activist have pushed for the amendment, which would explicitly grant women the same right as men in the United States Constitution, since 1921.

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A constitutional amendment must be ratified by three fourths of the states to be passed. Over the last 100 years, 37 states have ratified the amendment meaning only one more state needs to ratify it before it could become the 28th amendment to the constitution. Arizona has yet to take up the matter.

“This is a great moment for the City of Flagstaff to have our city council support the ERA and push the Arizona Legislature to hear it,” said Flagstaff resident and ERA activist Jennifer Lefere.

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Adrian Skabelund can be reached at the office at askabelund@azdailysun.com, by phone at (928) 556-2261 or on Twitter @AdrianSkabelund.

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