Thank you Letter from Gertrude "Gertie" Lorio Beauford, 1976

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Title

Thank you Letter from Gertrude "Gertie" Lorio Beauford, 1976

Subject

Beauford, Gertrude "Gertie" Lorio
Riley, Janet Marey
Equal rights amendments
Women
Women's rights

Description

Correspondence between Gertrude "Gertie" Lorio Beauford and Janet Mary Riley. Beauford thanks Riley for her support of 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

Gertrude Lorio Beauford

Source

Publisher

Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)

Date

1975-06-17

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Original Format

Correspondence
Paper

Files

B26_F8_012.jpg

Citation

Gertrude Lorio Beauford , “Thank you Letter from Gertrude "Gertie" Lorio Beauford, 1976,” Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, accessed December 11, 2019, https://loynosca.omeka.net/items/show/6.