Backers who contend the Equal Rights Amendment is now part of the U-S Constitution, despite court cases and ongoing debate in Congress, rally in the Minnesota Capitol Rotunda this morning (11am) as state lawmakers open their 2022 session.

“We will not let a technicality stand in our way….  We declare this the ‘Equality Session,” right?  Yes.  That’s what we’re here for.”

…long-time E-R-A advocate, former state Representative Betty Folliard.  There’s a state House hearing tomorrow (Tues) on a bill to align Minnesota laws with the E-R-A, and backers say Minnesota should have its own Equal Rights Amendment in its constitution.  Senate Republicans have declined to comment.