Signs await use during a rally and march for the Equal Rights Amendment on January 27, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Protesters demanded the the deadline for ratification by the states (an unusual condition for a proposed amendment) be removed and the ERA ratified, and delivered a petition to Attorney General Merrick Garland, calling on him to take the next step in the ratification process. The ERA would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender in the US Constitution, meaning it would no longer be subject to judicial review of legislation. The rally marks the second anniversary of Virginia's ratification of the ERA in 2020, reaching the necessary 38 states for ratification of the Amendment. (Photo by Allison Bailey/NurPhoto via AP)