ERIC Number: ED341641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Maryland ERA.
Maryland State Commission for Women, Baltimore.
In 1972, the Maryland Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) became law in that state. The amendment provides that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied because of sex." This document surveys the legislative reforms that have been enacted to implement the ERA in the 12 years following the law's ratification. It also surveys significant rulings from Maryland's courts that use the ERA as a basis for their determinations. Under the headings of legislative implementation and judicial interpretation, the impact of the ERA is examined in a number of areas, including criminal law, domestic law, employment, education, child care, credit, insurance, and housing. Areas not affected by the ERA and the future impact of Maryland's ERA also are discussed. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Commission for Women, Baltimore.