For Immediate Release: August 9, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
“Equal Means Equal” Group Files En Banc Request in Case Against U.S. Archivist
Washington, D.C.: “Feminist group Equal Means Equal is mad,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “They are mad that ERA wasn’t ratified 40-plus years ago. They are mad that their show votes in Illinois, Nevada, and Virginia don’t count. They are mad that U.S. Archivist David Ferriero couldn’t capitulate to their unconstitutional demands.
“They’re so mad that despite a unanimous panel in the 1st Circuit ruling against them and a denial of certiorari by the Supreme Court, they are filing a request for rehearing by all judges, not just a panel of three (en banc). The sad-for-them reality is that there are only six authorized judges — so unless a judge flip-flops from his prior opinion, there’s literally no other way this can go.”
Martin concluded, “This suit is another desperate, flailing attempt by radical feminists to revive an issue that has long been legally dead. It is destined to fail, much like ERA failed once the public learned the truth about its radical agenda.”