The ERA has the votes needed to ratify it and if the states were re-polled at this time it would still either be passed or at most short one or two votes. It is ridiculous that this amendment has not been ratified to date largely because it has been somewhat sidelined by other National issues which have seemed more urgent. What is the fundamental issue with asserting that women have equal rights as men? I think it is a disgrace that this supposedly enlightened country has some really unenlightened state governances. I would support a campaign to oust the male-privileged governances of these retro states to force them into the modern world. It is this kind of crap that really disgusts me.