The Virginia State Senate has passed the Equal Rights Amendment by a bipartisan 26 to 14 vote. The bill now moves over to the House of Delegates, where Democratic Leader Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn said today “we fully hope and expect to follow their example.” If signed into law Virginia would become the 38th state to ratify the ERA (the threshold required)  – although its official ratification deadline has long since passed at the federal level.