Entry from US English dictionary
A proposed amendment to the US Constitution stating that civil rights may not be denied on the basis of one’s sex.
- In 1923, and every year since, an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution has been fought for - and against - in Congress, but remains three states short of ratification.
- For example, the US's pitch for an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution would have guaranteed women legal equality but fell flat in 1982 when not enough states ratified the proposal.
- The Connecticut Constitution, unlike the federal Constitution, includes an Equal Rights Amendment.
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Syllabification: E·qual Rights A·mend·ment
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