DE HB299 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 30-3)
Status: Introduced on January 16 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-01-16 - Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House
Pending: House Administration Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]

Summary

This is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by the requisite number of states by the 1982 deadline. Delaware, however, was one of the first states to ratify the Amendment. About half of the states across the country have passed Equal Rights Amendments to their state constitutions in order to provide protection against discrimination based on sex. Without an Equal Rights Amendment, womens rights and protections are limited. This Amendment is necessary to correct a constitutional shortcoming, reduce sex-based disparities and to codify our States value of equality.

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Title

An Act Proposing An Amendment To Article I Of The Delaware Constitution Relating To Equal Protection.

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History

DateChamberAction
2018-01-16 Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House

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