The Equal Rights Amendment Reconsidered: Politics, Policy, and Social Mobilization in a Democracy

@article{Critchlow2008TheER,
  title={The Equal Rights Amendment Reconsidered: Politics, Policy, and Social Mobilization in a Democracy},
  author={Donald T. Critchlow and Cynthia L. Stachecki},
  journal={Journal of Policy History},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={157 - 176}
}
In the early 1970s, fifty years after its first appearance in the U.S. Congress, the Equal Rights Amendment came the closest it ever would to ratification. The ERA declared: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” After sailing through Congress in 1972 with bipartisan support, the amendment went to the states for ratification. The response was positive and immediate: Hawaii approved the ERA the same day, twenty… 

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