What is the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)?
The 38th State (and the last one needed) has Ratified the Equal Rights Amendment
Virginia ratified the ERA in January 2020. Sadly, South Carolina remains with 11 other states as not recognizing women as equal; our state has not ratified the ERA. Moving forward, here is what you can do:
Misinformation is the #1 obstacle to South Carolina's ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment! Get the facts so you can counter fallacies when speaking with family, friends, and legislators. Read about bipartisan efforts and commentary to explain the need for this important Constitutional guarantee.
Watch EQUAL MEANS EQUAL, the definitive documentary film on the status of women in America.
On Monday, September 7th, Equal Means Equal and two other plaintiffs filed an appeal to the Supreme Court, arguing that as women are denied equality under the law, they have the right to sue to force the government to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
The appeal reiterated the points in the lawsuit originally filed in January in U.S. District Court in Boston, detailing how congressionally imposed deadlines for states to ratify the ERA are unconstitutional, and calling on the court to compel the Archivist of the United States to officially record ERA as the 28th amendment to the Constitution.
Contact Barb.hammes [at] gmail.com (Barb Hammes), ERA Coordinator.