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H.J.Res. 37 (108th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.

The text of the resolution below is as of Mar 12, 2003 (Introduced).

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1st Session

H. J. RES. 37

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.


March 12, 2003

Mrs. MALONEY (for herself, Mr. LEACH, Mr. DINGELL, Mr. KOLBE, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. SHAYS, Mr. HOYER, Mr. SWEENEY, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. CASTLE, Mr. CLYBURN, Mr. SIMMONS, Mr. DAVIS of Florida, Mrs. BIGGERT, Mr. KIND, Mr. GREENWOOD, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN, Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Mr. OSE, Mr. ACEVEDO-VILA, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. ALLEN, Mr. ANDREWS, Mr. BACA, Mr. BAIRD, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. BALLANCE, Mr. BECERRA, Mr. BELL, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. BISHOP of New York, Mr. BISHOP of Georgia, Mr. BLUMENAUER, Mr. BOEHLERT, Mr. BOSWELL, Ms. BORDALLO, Mr. BOYD, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Ms. CORRINE BROWN of Florida, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. BOUCHER, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. CARDIN, Mr. CARDOZA, Ms. CARSON of Indiana, Mr. CARSON of Oklahoma, Mr. CASE, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Mr. CLAY, Mr. COOPER, Mr. COSTELLO, Mr. CRAMER, Mr. CROWLEY, Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. DAVIS of Alabama, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Mrs. DAVIS of California, Mr. DEFAZIO, Ms. DEGETTE, Mr. DELAHUNT, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. DEUTSCH, Mr. DICKS, Mr. DOGGETT, Mr. DOOLEY of California, Mr. DOYLE, Mr. EDWARDS, Mr. EMANUEL, Mr. ENGEL, Ms. ESHOO, Mr. EVANS, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. FARR, Mr. FILNER, Mr. FORD, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mr. FROST, Mr. GREEN of Texas, Mr. GONZALEZ, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. HALL, Ms. HARMAN, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. HILL, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. HINOJOSA, Mr. HOEFFEL, Mr. HOLT, Ms. HOOLEY of Oregon, Mr. HOLDEN, Mr. HONDA, Mr. INSLEE, Mr. ISRAEL, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Mr. JEFFERSON, Mr. JOHN, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mrs. JONES of Ohio, Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. KENNEDY of Rhode Island, Mr. KILDEE, Ms. KILPATRICK, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. LAMPSON, Mr. LANGEVIN, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. LARSEN of Washington, Mr. LARSON of Connecticut, Ms. LEE, Mr. LEVIN, Ms. LOFGREN, Mrs. LOWEY, Mr. LYNCH, Ms. MAJETTE, Mr. MARKEY, Mr. MATSUI, Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York, Ms. MCCARTHY of Missouri, Ms. MCCOLLUM, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. MEEHAN, Mr. MEEK of Florida, Mr. MEEKS of New York, Ms. MILLENDER-MCDONALD, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. MOORE, Mr. MORAN of Virginia, Mr. NADLER, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts, Ms. NORTON, Mr. OBERSTAR, Mr. OLVER, Mr. ORTIZ, Mr. OWENS, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. PASCRELL, Mr. PASTOR, Mr. PAYNE, Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota, Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, Mr. RAHALL, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. REYES, Mr. RODRIGUEZ, Mr. ROTHMAN, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, Mr. RUPPERSBERGER, Mr. RUSH, Mr. RYAN of Ohio, Mr. SABO, Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California, Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California, Mr. SANDERS, Mr. SANDLIN, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. SCHIFF, Mr. SCOTT of Georgia, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. SHERMAN, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mr. SMITH of Washington, Ms. SOLIS, Mr. SPRATT, Mr. STARK, Mr. STRICKLAND, Mrs. TAUSCHER, Mr. TIERNEY, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. THOMPSON of California, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. TURNER of Texas, Mr. UDALL of Colorado, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, Ms. VELAZQUEZ, Ms. WATERS, Ms. WATSON, Mr. WATT, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. WEINER, Mr. WEXLER, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. WU, and Mr. WYNN) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:

‘Article --

    ‘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.’.