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ERIC Number: ED176151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Why the Equal Rights Amendment?
Denmark, Florence L.
The Equal Rights Amendment proposes to ensure constitutional protection against all legislative sex discrimination. "Separate but Equal" standards, be they legal, social or psychological, are inevitably incompatable with equal protection under the law and act as a barrier to each individual's freedom for self determination. Equal rights, equal protection, equal opportunity and equal responsibility for all individuals under the law does not necessarily imply an equal number of men and women in each role in society, nor does it undermine the value of the family or those spheres of activity which have been traditionally considered feminine. Individual choice is substituted for social prescription, and both men and women will benefit from the loosening of artificial sex-role definitions. (Author/PJC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Rights Amendment