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1983 General Resolution

WHEREAS, in the United States women are still deprived of equal Constitutional rights, equal salaries, equal access to positions of responsibility and equal treatment in terms of health care, insurance and Social Security; and

WHEREAS, men would benefit from equality of rights under the law; and

WHEREAS, the Equal Rights Amendment has been submitted to the United States Congress this year (1983) as it has been every session since 1923 (with the exception of the years during which it was being ratified by the states);

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1983 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges that the 98th Congress of the United States act immediately to pass and submit to the states for ratification the Equal Rights Amendment which states:

"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex;"

AND FURTHER: That the US Unitarian Universalist societies work for ratification within their states.

For more information contact socialjustice@uua.org.

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