Since 1970, sixteen states have added equal rights amendments to their constitutions. A review of the legal developments and legislative reforms prompted by these provisions substantially informs the debate concerning possible interpretations of the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment, and the potential of such provisions for securing equality for women. While much has been written regarding the potential impact of the proposed Federal ERA, the impact of existing state ERAs has not been thoroughly examined.
"Some Observations On State Equal Rights Amendments,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 3
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol3/iss1/9