Equal Rights Amendment

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Equal Rights Amendment:

see civil rightscivil rights,
rights that a nation's inhabitants enjoy by law. The term is broader than "political rights," which refer only to rights devolving from the franchise and are held usually only by a citizen, and unlike "natural rights," civil rights have a legal as well as a
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; feminismfeminism,
movement for the political, social, and educational equality of women with men; the movement has occurred mainly in Europe and the United States. It has its roots in the humanism of the 18th cent. and in the Industrial Revolution.
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Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

the proposed 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, stating that men and women must be treated equally by law. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 224]

Equal Rights Amendment

forbids discrimination against women. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 397]
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Without the Equal Rights Amendment, women's rights remain subject to the interpretation of the Supreme Court.
Measure 89 supporters, however, said they feared that what the court gives, the court can take away in future decisions, so approving the equal rights amendment is vital.
Wade, the feminist fight for the Equal Rights Amendment and reproductive rights, and the struggle for homosexual rights were seen by many religious Americans as evidence of cultural decay.
Interestingly, I once again dealt with him when I decided to drop out of the American Psychiatric Association back in about 1972-1973, when the APA refused to back the Equal Rights Amendment and made the ridiculous statement that it was not the job of psychiatry to deal with issues of what was fair and what was not.
Ford was noted for raising breast cancer awareness following her 1974 mastectomy and was a passionate supporter of, and activist for, the Equal Rights Amendment.
Pollsters continually find [baby boomers] exhibiting markedly more liberal attitudes than the general population on social and lifestyle issues such as abortion, the Equal Rights Amendment, and legalizing marijuana.
Lastly, US women do not have an Equal Rights Amendment which would bolster their workplace discrimination suits.
Eleanor Roosevelt and most women's groups opposed the Equal Rights Amendment forbidding gender discrimination.
The Republicans were the first party to support the Equal Rights Amendment.
For those who stayed in the church, activism took two primary forms according to Henhold: advocating for ordination, to which Henhold dedicates most of the book, and advancing the Equal Rights Amendment.
Now ratified by 186 of the 193 member states of the United Nations, CEDAW's provisions securing equal rights for women have not been ratified by the United States nor has the United States ever adopted an Equal Rights Amendment to its own constitution.