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Phyllis Schlafly and the Equal Rights Amendment

Phyllis Schlaffley, an outspoken opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment, passed away today at 92 years old. For those interested in civil rights, including employment rights, it is worth taking the time to read up on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment. It was first introduced in Congress in 1923, without passing. As of the present day, it has never been passed into law. The text of the Amendment is:

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.

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