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48 years to pass the ERA? Blame women for that.

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Enough women — and men — have chosen political ideology over protecting gender equality, and that’s shameful.

Last week, Virginia became the 38th state to pass the Equal Rights Amendment — which would be enough to finally ratify the amendment. But enough women and men have snubbed it for nearly five decades that now this milestone may already be legally DOA.

“In so many areas, we still have a long way to go,” Democratic Virginia state Sen. Jennifer McClellan said.

No kidding.

McClellan, one of the ERA’s sponsors, was referring to the plight of women in today’s corporate boardrooms and top political offices, but she may as well have applied those comments to the amendment itself.

The constitutional amendment, which Congress approved in 1972, states that “equality of rights under the law shall not be........