Today's News about Female Genital Mutilation
Rep. Maloney, Elected Officials, and Women’s Rights Advocates Condemn DOJ Decision to Not Defend Female Genital Mutilation Law and Call for Equal Rights Amendment
Source: Carolyn Maloney (D-NY, 12th)
April 25, 2019
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined elected officials, and Equal Rights Amendment advocates to condemn a recent U.S. Department of Justice decision to not defend a federal law banning FGM/C, to call for Speaker Pelosi to step in to defend the law, and call for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Congresswoman Maloney is the sponsor of H.J. Res. 35, a bill to restart the ratification process of the ERA.