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Extension of Equal Rights Amendment Ratification

October 20, 1978
Source: National Archives

On October 20, 1978, President Jimmy Carter, seated, signed a bill extending the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment while his wife, Rosalynn, second from right, and many others watched.  As First Lady, Rosalynn Carter was a strong supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment and many other women’s rights issues. 

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