Virginia moves to brink of becoming 38th state to ratify ERA

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia has moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

The vote by both of the state's legislative chambers Wednesday is a momentous victory for many women's rights advocates. But it is far from certain the measure will ever be added to the U.S. Constitution.

The vote came decades after Congress sent the ERA to the states in 1972, passing it with bipartisan support.