The Equal Rights Amendment is back on Capitol Hill – 36 years since its last hearing and nearly a century since the amendment to guarantee equal rights to women was first introduced in Congress.

Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York in January again sponsored a resolution to restart the ratification process needed to add the amendment to the US constitution.

Last June, the state of Illinois voted in favor of the amendment, becoming the 37th state to do so.

In theory, only one more state must ratify the amendment to obtain the majority needed to amend America’s founding charter.