Nice little pickle that has come up today. But first some background. Of the 33 amendments to the US Constitution that have been proposed, 27 have been ratified by 3/4 of the State legislatures, per Article 5 of the US Constitution (the other alternative being a constitutional convention being called, where the ratifying conventions of 3/4 of the States must ratify the amendment). One of those six that have not been ratified by 3/4 of the States, is the Equal Rights Amendment, proposed in 1923. From Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_Rights_Amendment The actual text of the Amendment: Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification. Now, while the ERA had not been ratified by the deadline in question, that does not mean that the proposal is gone. Should it be ratified by 3/4 of the States, the proposal heads back again to Congress. Enter Nevada. Today, they announced that it would be the 36th State to ratify the ERA: http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/nev...hts-amendment-decades-past-deadline/678419418 http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/p...ual-rights-amendment-45th-anniversary-passage Why is being #36 important? Well, back to Wiki, regarding those who rescinded ratification: Bold for emphasis. If Nebraska didn't rescind the resolution, and the veto from Kentucky holds up, that would be 38 states. Furthermore, while Article 1, Section 7 states that all federal legislation before becoming law must be presented to the POTUS for signature into law or veto, Article 5 has no such provision or requirement for Constitutional amendments approved by Congress or federal convention. That means that should Kentucky and Nebraska go through, Trump would be constitutionally bound to provide equal rights to all of those "nasty" women he railed against during his campaign. And there isn't a single thing he can do about it, for a veto can not stop a Constitutional Amendment. BL.