ERIC Number: ED053358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Women in 1970.
Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Washington, DC.
This document highlights the advances made by women in 1970, e.g., the proclamation of Executive Order 11246, which prohibits sex discrimination by federal contractors and became the instrument for attacking such discrimination in the staffing of universities. The council on female status emphasizes the importance of the growing cooperation among organizations and individuals working for equal rights for women. A memo is presented on the proposed equal rights amendment to the United States Constitution, which states that "Equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." This memo spells out in detail many of the provisions of the proposed amendment and defends some major objections to these provisions. The council points out that in at least two areas, jury service and criminal penalties, women appear to have made progress in 1970 in invoking the protection of the Fourteenth Amendment. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution