The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes - Joseph L. Smith

The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes - Joseph L. Smith

43. Does the Equal Protection Clause Cover Gender?

The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes - Joseph L. Smith

Laura P. Moyer [+-]
University of Louisville
Laura P. Moyer is an associate professor of political science at the University of Louisville. Her research focuses on gender, race, and the judiciary.

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This chapter explores how the Constitution came to protect discrimination based on gender, even though the document only mentions women once in the context of voting rights. A key factor is the legal strategy used by the ACLU Women’s Rights Project that led to several crucial Supreme Court decisions.

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Moyer, Laura P.. 43. Does the Equal Protection Clause Cover Gender?. The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 154-156 Apr 2023. ISBN 9781800502857. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43603. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43603. Apr 2023

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