For Immediate Release: October 20, 2021
Contact: Jordan Henry, Research Director
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Washington, D.C.: “If the traditional definition of insanity holds true, advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment must be the most insane swamp creatures in Washington,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Politicians are known for being out of touch, but Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is taking things to a whole new level.”
Tomorrow, Rep. Maloney (D-NY) will preside over a hearing of the House Oversight Committee regarding the Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA. The poorly named amendment would have cemented abortion and homosexual marriage in the U.S. Constitution, as well as destroying girls’ and women’s sports.
The ERA was first sent to the states for ratification in 1972 with a seven-year expiration date. When it became clear that the American people did not want it, Congress unconstitutionally extended the ratification deadline to 1982. Despite their shenanigans, the amendment remained unratified in 1982 and to this day.
Martin continued, “In the forty years since ERA’s expiration, every judicial authority from every corner of the political spectrum has rejected attempts to resurrect it. Even Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted that ERA proponents would have to start over with a new amendment if they want to pass it.
“Tomorrow’s ERA hearing ignores forty years of precedent and the will of the American people. The Equal Rights Amendment is now and forever dead. It’s no wonder Rep. Maloney will only allow one witness against ERA while supplying six witnesses who are in favor. The insanity of ERA proponents never ceases to amaze. They should end their pointless political theater to focus on the real issues faced by American citizens.”