“Vote No” E.R.A. Hang Tag

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Title

“Vote No” E.R.A. Hang Tag

Subject

Riley, Janet Mary
Equal rights amendments
Women's rights
Women

Description

Hang tag protesting the E.R.A.
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex; it seeks to end the legal distinctions between men and women in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other matters. It has never been ratified by the states and is not part of the United States Constitution.
Janet Mary Riley was originally against the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A.) out of a fear of “an extreme interpretation of E.R.A. to forbid any state of federal action recognizing sex differences.” As the amendment evolved and passed Congress in 1972, it became to Janet “the very symbol of equality of the sexes before the law” and she changed her mind in support of it.

Creator

Riley, Janet Mary
Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)

Source

Publisher

Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)

Date

1970's

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Original Format

Paper

Files

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Citation

Riley, Janet Mary and Loyola University (New Orleans, La.), ““Vote No” E.R.A. Hang Tag,” Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, accessed December 11, 2019, https://loynosca.omeka.net/items/show/12.