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Seeking Equality Under the Law

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H.J. Res. 75, Proposing the Equal...
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H.J. Res. 75, Proposing the Equal Rights Amendment, December 13, 1923

In 1923, Representative Daniel Anthony, nephew of suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony, introduced the Equal Rights Amendment in the House, while Senator Charles Curtis introduced it in the Senate. In 1972, Congress finally passed a reworded version: "Equal Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

 

Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, National Archives and Records Administration

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