​Statement on Equal Rights Amendment Debate
Press Release · Thursday, December 19, 2019

Washington, DC

In light of the public interest and ongoing debate about the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requested guidance from the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel on legal issues regarding ratification of the ERA.  These issues are currently presented in a lawsuit filed by the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and South Dakota against the Archivist of the United States. NARA does not intend to take any action regarding the ERA until, at a minimum, it receives the guidance it previously requested and in no event before February 15, 2020. 





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