Letter Against E.R.A. To Professor Warren D. Bracy, 1974

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Title

Letter Against E.R.A. To Professor Warren D. Bracy, 1974

Subject

Riley, Janet Mary
Equal rights amendments
Women rights
Equality
Women
Bracey, Warren D.

Description

1974 correspondence between Janet Mary Riley and Professor Warren D. Bracey, professor of Law at the University of Toledo, concerning Riley's stance on 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

Source

Publisher

Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)

Date

1974

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Correspondence
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Citation

Riley, Janet Mary, “Letter Against E.R.A. To Professor Warren D. Bracy, 1974,” Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, accessed December 11, 2019, https://loynosca.omeka.net/items/show/5.