Convention

“Can’t we just do this during the constitutional convention?”

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  • No, because thus far no state has requested a constitutional convention to address gender equality. 
    • A constitutional amendment can be proposed either by Congress or by constitutional convention.
    • A constitutional convention is called when two-thirds (34) of the states agree to gather. Although there is a current effort to call a constitutional convention, gender equality is not a listed topic. (source, Center of Budget and Policy Priorities)
    • Any amendment(s) approved by constitutional convention must nonetheless be approved by three-fourths (38) of the states. 
  • The fastest way to constitutional gender equality in America is to recognize the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) since it has already been passed by a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress and ratified by three-fourths (38) of the states as required by Article V of the Constitution.

ADDITIONAL FAQs


Contracts

“Won’t women contractors lose enhanced status for contract bids?”

COVID-19

“What kind of impact is COVID-19 having on gender equality?”

Draft

“Does constitutional equality mean women will be drafted?”

History

“What is the history of the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights)?”
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