The Equal Rights Amendment: Back for an Encore Performance?
4 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2018
Date Written: 2008
On March 27, 2007, a number of Members of Congressional, all Democrats, announced with great fanfare a renewed effort to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. This article points out the ways in which the text of the Equal Rights Amendment should be clarified. It also points out the similarities between the Equal Rights Amendment and California’s Proposition 209, which passed in 1996 over the objections of the California Democratic Party. Proposition 209 prohibits state-sponsored discrimination or preferential treatment on account sex. So, too, presumably, will the Equal Rights Amendment if it becomes part of the Constitution.
Keywords: Equal Rights Amendment, sex discrimination, bona fide occupational qualification
JEL Classification: A00, A10, K10
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