Equal Rights Amendment

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Equal Rights Amendment[1]
The Government of the United States of America
Proposed March, 1972
15344Equal Rights Amendment[1] — Proposed March, 1972The Government of the United States of America

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.


  1. This Amendment may be read here.

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