"Not 'We the men,'" she told a packed press conference on Tuesday, the same day the proposal was heard before the House Judiciary Committee. "Say it with me: We the people." The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, states: "Women shall have equal rights in the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."
The hearing was the first time in 36 years the amendment was considered by the full, Democrat-controlled committee.