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Proposed Equal Rights Amendment: 90 Years-old in 2013


An Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was proposed in 1923:

Freedom from legal sex discrimination, Alice Paul believed, required an Equal Rights Amendment that affirmed the equal application of the Constitution to all citizens. In 1923, in Seneca Falls for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the 1848 Woman’s Rights Convention, she introduced the “Lucretia Mott Amendment,” which read: “Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction.” The amendment was introduced in every session of Congress until it passed in reworded form in 1972….” [Link to more from ERA History at Equal Rights Amendment dot org.]

Wikipedia Equal Rights Amendment

[And there is a very funny Pro-Con ERA West Wing fast-talk segment you can read in “The West Wing Script Book : [six Teleplays],” by Sorkin, Aaron, 2002 and maybe at the WestWingTranscripts website.]

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