Summary: H.R.154 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.154. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/14/1975)

Equality Act - Prohibits, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, discrimination on account of sex or marital status in places of public accommodation, and under color of State law.

Provides for civil actions by the Attorney General where there is discrimination on account of sex or marital status in public facilities or in public education.

Prohibits discrimination on account of sex or marital status in federally assisted programs, and in housing sales, rentals, financing, and brokerage services.

Provides for equal pay for women in executive, administrative, and professional positions.

Authorizes the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to pay up to 60 percent of the cost of State commissions established to study discriminatory measures against women within the States, and to study necessary remedies. Authorizes $2,000,000 for this purpose.

Requires the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to make studies and recommendations in specified areas of the Social Security Act and Internal Revenue Code concerning women. Authorizes the appropriation of such funds as may be necessary to carry out these purposes.