The Law: Facing Equality for Women

A constitutional amendment seeking to establish equal rights for women has been introduced in every Congress since 1923. But historic attitudes about the frailty of women and their need for special treatment under the law have usually prevented serious consideration of any of the proposals. The Women's Liberation movement now makes it an idea whose time has come—at least for a full and candid hearing. Last week the Yale Law Journal devoted the bulk of its new issue to an article that not only offers convincing arguments for passage of the latest version...

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