Nation: Evolution, Not Revolution

In 14 states, an ERA is already at work

Would the Equal Rights Amendment mean instant equality or a chaos of broken families and unisex lavatories?

Conflicting predictions have been made for years, while 35 of the necessary 38 states ratified the measure, but the surprising fact is that some of the answers are already in. Since 1970, 14 states-have written equal rights for women into their own state constitutions. Experience in those states, according to a report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, "provides an important model for ERA implementation on a...

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