Text: H.J.Res.31 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 31


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to equality of rights and reproductive rights.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 14, 2011

Mr. Jackson of Illinois introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to equality of rights and reproductive rights.

Resolved by the Senate and 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:

article  —

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. Reproductive rights for women under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State.

section 3. Congress shall have power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation.

section 4. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.”.