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"Isn't it wrong that in the year 2001 women still do not have equal treatment under the law? Isn't it wrong that the Equal Rights Amendment has floundered for so long? I am proud to stand here today as a man supporting equal rights for women. But it is also wrong that we still NEED to be here - fighting a fight that should have been won for our grandmothers." Sen. Jon Corzine, Friday, March 2, 2001

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The Start Over Resolution (HJRes 61)

July 21, 2009

Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Representatives sponsoring HJRes 61.


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.

Resolved by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein),

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:


SECTION 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

SECTION 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

SECTION 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.