Unnecessary


“We don’t need it anymore.”

  • Every day we read another testimonial of inequities experienced by women. Without gender equality in the Constitution the Supreme Court may continue to strike legislation protecting women as it has already done with the Violence Against Women Act.
  • Gender discrimination currently receives “intermediate scrutiny” in the courts, whereas other forms of discrimination (racial, religious, and country of origin) all receive “strict scrutiny.” Under intermediate scrutiny it is much easier for the government to discriminate.
  • The late Justice Scalia once remarked that gender discrimination is not prohibited in the Constitution.
  • Justice Bader Ginsburg has said that the Equal Rights Amendment is the one Amendment she would like to see added to our Constitution.