For Immediate Release: July 1, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
The Equal Rights Amendment Has Seen Only Losses in 40 years of Court Cases
Washington, D.C.: “The Equal Rights Amendment really is dead — plain and simple,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “We know it, Phyllis Schlafly knew it, and so does every level of judiciary including the Supreme Court and now the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Now it’s time for radical feminists to admit it, too.”
A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit unanimously upheld a lower court’s dismissal of Equal Means Equal’s suit against Archivist of the United States David Ferriero for declining to certify ERA as part of the Constitution after the decades-late, symbolic ratification votes of Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia.
“The Equal Rights Amendment failed to receive ratification from 38 states by its stated legal deadline (and questionable Congressional extension),” Martin continued. “It has subsequently failed every legal maneuver and trick that the left can throw at Congress and our courts. Even the tried-and-true liberals of the Supreme Court, including the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, agree that the 1970s ERA is legally dead — fair and square.”
Amazingly, even the liberal money pit Equal Means Equal has admitted final defeat in the courts. Instead, they vow to “rise up in protests as our sister sentinels did 100 years ago.” Unlike their 100-year-old “sister sentinels” however, EME must beg for donations so they can pay professional lobbyists a “living wage” to advocate on your behalf. The court case may be over, but the leftist fundraising continues.
Martin concluded, “Phyllis Schlafly Eagles is celebrating this dismissal and we commend the First Circuit judges for holding the line against those who wish them to legislate from the bench. This is a great reason to celebrate — 40 years straight of court losses for the failed ERA.”
- Equal Rights Amendment Backers Lose Federal Appeal in Boston – Bloomberg Law
- Equal Rights Amendment Advocates Strike Out At 1st Circ. – Law360