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H.J.Res. 52 (114th): 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 May 14, 2015 (Introduced). The resolution was not adopted.



1st Session

H. J. RES. 52


May 14, 2015

(for herself, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Hastings, Ms. Adams, Mr. Bera, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Ms. Kuster, Ms. Lee, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Foster, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Rush, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Sherman, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Dent, Ms. Pingree, Mrs. Bustos, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Peterson, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mrs. Dingell, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Kilmer, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Titus, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Payne, Ms. Edwards, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Perlmutter, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Ms. Norton, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Engel, Ms. Esty, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Swalwell of California, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Connolly, Ms. Meng, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Moore, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Speier, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Langevin, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Hahn, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Nadler, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Costa, Mr. Himes, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Castro of Texas, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Kennedy, Mrs. Beatty, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Bass, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Miss Rice of New York, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Lance, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Mrs. Capps, Ms. Frankel of Florida, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Ms. Slaughter, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Gutiérrez, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Veasey, Ms. Fudge, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Takai, Mr. Takano, Mr. Cartwright, Ms. Maxine Waters of California, Mr. Capuano, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mr. Honda, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Thompson of California, Ms. Tsongas, Mrs. Lowey, Mrs. Torres, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Murphy of Florida, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Aguilar, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Welch, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Ruiz, Mrs. Ellmers of North Carolina, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Nolan, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Farr, Mr. Levin, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Peters, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Plaskett, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Israel, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. DelBene, Ms. Bonamici, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Keating, Mr. Clay, Mr. Becerra, Ms. Clarke of New York, and Ms. Lofgren) 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.

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:


Women shall have equal rights in the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.


Congress and the several States shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.


This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.