Washington, DCToday, Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.J. Res. 79, to remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA):

“It is past time that women are guaranteed equal opportunities under the Constitution and I believe it is imperative that Congress work to fix existing gaps in the law putting women at a disadvantage,” said Curtis. “Today, I voted for a change to remove the deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution knowing full well there are still difficult questions as we strive for equality. However, I refuse to believe that treating women as our equals comes as a tradeoff for traditional Utah values. In fact, I believe it’s actually a deep part of who we are in Utah.”

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