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It has been 100 years since the Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced in Congress. And until the ERA is published in the US Constitution, the rights of women, girls and LGBTQIA+ people are subject to ever-increasing attacks.

Stripping women and girls of their fundamental reproductive rights. Subjecting women legislators to draconian dress codes. Proposing laws that roll back LGBTQIA+ civil rights. Permitting public charter schools to require girls to wear skirts. Clearing the way for allowing domestic abusers to possess firearms. And these are just a few recent examples.

Why?

Without the ERA, the only right women are guaranteed under the Constitution is the right to vote. In fact, in 2011, prior to the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, United States Supreme Court Justice Scalia noted:

Certainly, the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t. Nobody ever thought that that is what it meant. Nobody ever voted for that. If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, hey, we have things called legislatures and they enact things called laws.

Unfortunately, the majority of the Justices on the current SCOTUS agree with Justice Scalia, as is evident from the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade.

The ERA is not a relic of the past. It is the most powerful tool available to put an end to the rollback of democracy and civil rights. To guarantee equality for all, free from the whims of anti-equality politicians and judges. To protect women from domestic violence. To restore reproductive rights. To guarantee equal pay. To end gender and pregnancy discrimination and more.

And we need it now more than ever. Particularly, our most marginalized communities!

As US Representative Cori Bush recently noted:

38 states have ratified the ERA and all steps necessary to amend the Constitution, they have been completed. And all that is standing in the way is some paperwork.

​Representative Bush is spot on. 

  • The ERA was passed (overwhelmingly!) by Congress in 1972. It does not need to be passed.

  • The ERA has been ratified by the required number of states since January 27, 2020. It does not need to be ratified.

  • The ERA is duly ratified and is required to be published as the 28th Amendment!

So what’s the problem? Why isn’t it in the Constitution?

The ERA was initially blocked by the Trump Administration, and now the Biden Administration continues to do the same. Taking the exact same positions as the opponents of equality for all and reproductive rights, who state the ERA has not been passed or ratified due to an alleged deadline in the preamble of the ERA, which hundreds of constitutional scholars have determined is invalid. All designed to deny women, girls and LGBTQIA+ people equal rights and ban abortion.

We need President Biden, who states the work of his first term has been “to make sure everyone in this country is treated equally,” to publish the ERA immediately! Time to put his money where his mouth is and get the paperwork done! #PublishTheERA!

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