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December 18, 2014

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The Women's Equality Amendment
What Does It Mean and Is It Necessary? Last Aired: 5/28/2007

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” This simple addition to the Constitution then known as the Equal Rights Amendment was never adopted despite passage by Congress in 1971 and ratification by 35 state legislatures--three short of the 38 necessary for its adoption. Each term since the ERA’s defeat, members of Congress
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Margot's Farewell
Thanks to all our listeners and guests who, over nine years, helped us begin a national conversation on the powers and limits of government, the relevance of our constitution, and the meaning of democracy. Thanks to Annenberg and NPR and, on a personal note, I also owe a debt to the two people who taught me political theory many years ago: Jack Schaar and Sheldon Wolin. –Margot Adler
 
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