The misnamed Equal Rights Amendment is not what you think it is. In 2021, American women and men are already legally equal. The 1970s-era ERA goes far beyond legal equality, requiring legal sameness.
But “equal” doesn’t mean “same.” Treating males and females exactly the same—regardless of biology, privacy, or circumstances—hurts women and girls.
It is urgent that you speak up now to stop the ERA from advancing.
The ERA will backfire on women and girls. It will jeopardize a wide range of policies and programs designed to expand opportunities and support women and girls—such as grants for women in science, publicly funded women’s shelters, and sororities at public universities.
What’s more, the ERA could prohibit single-sex prisons, restrooms, and dorm rooms at public universities. And it could require women to register for the military draft.
Urge your senators to vote against the misnamed Equal Rights Amendment. Use the form to email, tweet, and/or call your senators today.