PBS NewsHour

News Wrap: Virginia becomes 38th state to ratify ERA

Clip: 01/15/2020 | 5m 9s Video has closed captioning.

In our news wrap Wednesday, Virginia became the crucial 38th state to ratify the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment, which bars discrimination on the basis of sex. Three-quarters of the states now approve the amendment. Also, Russia’s government abruptly resigned after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could keep him in power after his current term ends in 2024.

Aired: 01/15/20

Rating: NR

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