Sexual Equality Under the Fourteenth and Equal Rights Amendments

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This Article discusses the two rubrics under which gender-based classifications in the law might be tested: first, the equal protection principle explicit in the fourteenth amendment and implicit in the fifth amendment; and second, the sex equality principle presented in the proposed Equal Rights Amendment.

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Constitutional amendments, Sex discrimination, Equal protection, Equal Rights Amendment

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court of the United States)

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