THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (ERA)
The ERA will establish a needed culture and principle that will provide clear legal accountability for girls and women to protect against sex discrimination.
The ERA is alive and we need three (3) more states to ratify it (3⁄4 of States altogether). Some members of Congress are working to repeal the 1982 deadline.
94% of ALL polled support The ERA-across all party and gender lines.
80% of people polled erroneously believe we have an ERA and the protections therein. We do not.
The ERA will protect the rights of all citizens equally. The ERA will provide inviolable protection , unlike the 14t h Amendment (adopted 1868, re. equal protection for race), The Equal Pay Act, Title VII or Title IX of the 1964 Civil Rights Act or The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which Congress can replace or cripple with a simple majority vote.
The ERA will abolish unfair laws and give a clear measurable standard for nondiscrimination for equal pay for equal work-pay equity (now $.78 on the $1).
The ERA will abolish unfair laws and give a clear measurable standard for nondiscrimination for protections against gender violence and for protections against pregnancy discrimination. It will provide protections against Social Security, taxes, pensions and insurance discrimination.
What the ERA amendment says:
- Section 1 . Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
- Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
- Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.