Did the Equal Rights Amendment ever pass in the 1970s? The answer is no, although recent polling suggests about 80% of Americans think it did.
Is it dead? Maybe, maybe not. Although the amendment was passed by only 35 states — not the required 38 — by the 1982 deadline, two more states have since ratified it. Nevada did so in 2017 and Illinois just this past May. This has created an energy for ratification that has swelled in recent months.