Recent Hearings, Opinions, Decisions, and Publications Related to the Equal Rights Amendment


Hearings, Decisions, and Opinions

Senate Committee on the Judiciary Video of 2/28/23 Hearing:  “The Equal Rights Amendment: How Congress Can Recognize and Enshine Equality in Our Constitution”.

DC Court of Appeals Opinion dismissing the complaint of Nevada and Illinois that the Archivist had a duty to certify and publish the ERA.  Click here for Columbia Law School ERA Project’s thorough FAQ on the District Court’s decision in the case of Illinois v. Ferriero and what the court case means for the ERA moving forward.

Publications / Media

The Black Wall Street Times:  Happy 99th Birthday to Shirley Chisholm (11/30/23)

Women’s eNews:  The ERA:  A Beacon of Hope for Transgender Healthcare (11/29/23)

New York Public Library:  Far from Over, The Fight for the Equal Rights Amendment (podcast) (11/28/23)

Equality Now:  UNHRC Adopts Our Recommendations to the US (11/13/23)

ERA Coalition:  UN Human Right Committee Reports the Need for the Equal Rights Amendment in the United States (11/6/23)

Common Dreams:  ERA and Abortion are Key to Women’s Vote in 2024 (10/29/23)

The Conversationalist:  It’s Time to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment (10/20/23)

SILive:  Women earned nearly 20% less than men in 2020, according to U.S. Census data (10/20/23)

Equality Now:  Women’s Rights Organizations Raise Concerns with the UN over the US’s Faiilure to Upload Human Rights of Women and Girls (10/19/23)

The ERA Coalition:  At Geneva for Equality (10/16/23) – Bettina Hager speaks at the 139th International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights session urging the United Nations to remind the US to honor its ICCPR commitments and publish the Equal Rights Amendment.

Lake Research Partners:  The Power of Abortion Rights and the Equal Rights Amendment in Driving the 2024 Election:  Findings Based on a National Survey (September 2023)

The White House:  Statement from President Joe Biden on Equal Rights Amendment Centennial (8/26/23)

Women’s eNews:  Gratitude is Stronger than Fear – President Biden has a Constitutional and Moral Duty to Publish the Equal Rights Amendment Now! (8/9/23)

National Organization for Women:  After 100 Years, the Equal Rights Amendment Matters More Than Ever (7/19/23)  Ahead of Centennial, Pressley Moves to Compel Vote on Equal Rights Amendment (7/19/23)

Forbes:  Kristen Gillibrand:  Supreme Court Turned Women Into ‘Second Class Citizens’ With Dobbs Decision (video) (7/16/23)

ERA Coalition:  Equality Talks Podcasts: 

The Rainbow Times:  Equal Rights Amendment:  LGBTQ+ Orgs. Express Support for It (6/29/23)

Richmond Times Dispatch:  Questions linger after U.S. Senate failed to remove ERA deadline (5/8/23)

White House:  White House Statement of Administration Policy:  SJ Res 4 – A Joint Resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (4/27/23)

Reuters:  US Equal Rights Amendment blocked again, a century after introduction (4/27/23)

ABC News:  Equal Rights Amendment blocked by GOP:  ‘We will keep fighting’, Lisa Ann Walter (video) (4/27/23)

Washington Post:  Latest push to revive Equal Rights Amendment fails in Senate (4/27/23)

CNN:  Senate Fails to Advance Equal Rights Amendment Resolution (4/27/23)

CBS News:  Alyssa Milano on Senate failure to pass Equal Rights Amendment (video) (4/27/23)

NBC News:  Protester ejected from Senate gallery during procedural vote on Equal Rights Amendment measure (4/27/23)

National Education Association:  NEA Urges Senate to Ratify Equal Rights Amendment (4/26/23)

Forbes:  White House Throws Support Behind Equal Rights Amendment (video) (4/26/23)

KSDK:  Could the revived Equal Rights Amendment restore abortion access?  Democrats think it might (4/10/23)

The Afro News:  The Moore Report:  A Constitutional amendment for the rights of women:  not added after all these years – why not? (4/4/23)

American Constitution Society (Podcast):  Episode 95:  Why the ERA is More Important than Ever (3/28/23)

Elle:  100 Years Later, We Still Don’t Have an Equal Rights Amendment.  This Generation’s Leaders Want to Change That 3/23/23)

Written Testimony/Statements to Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on the ERA (February 28, 2023):

Roberta W. Francis, ERA Education Consultant, Alice Paul Institute:  ERA – Frequently Asked Questions  PRESSLEY, DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CAUCUS HAIL SENATE HEARING ON EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT  (2/28/23)

What is the Opposition Saying?

The Catholic Spirit:  The proposed ERA:  a Trojan horse to weaken women’s rights (11/17/23)

The Heritage Foundation:  Liberal Scholars’ Flawed Arguments Cannot Revive the Equal Rights Amendment (9/15/23)  Opinion:  It’s past time for women to give up on the ghost of equality (5/6/23)

National Review:  Schumer Links Equal Rights Amendment to Abortion (4/28/23)

Fox  Senators James Inhofe and Cindy Hyde Smith – Democrats for ERA: It’s not about empowerment. Here’s what’s really going on (4/5/23)

Anti-ERA Legislation: Introduced on March 15, 2023 by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS).  See press releases here and here.

US Conference of Catholic Bishops:  Letter to Senators Opposing the ERA and ERA Background  (2/27/23)

The American Conservative:  The Equal Rights Amendment Is Still About Punishing Women  (2/25/23)

Daily Caller:  ‘Radical’: Senate Dems Resurrect Constitutional Amendment Experts Warn Would Gift Massive Wins To The Trans Lobby  (2/27/23)

National Review:  Senate Judiciary Committee to Ponder Congress’s Non-Existent Power to Revive Long-Dead ERA  (2/27/23)

Bloomberg Law:  Equal Rights Amendment Backers Defeated in D.C. Court Appeal (2)  (2/28/23)