Gender Violence

“How can constitutional gender equality help with gender violence?”

  • Supreme Court decisions are based upon a Constitution that does not guarantee gender equality.
    • Because there is no guarantee of gender equality, gender violence cases are decided on constitutional clauses like the Due Process Clause and Commerce Clause.

“In each of these cases, the Court held that the petitioner had no legal remedy under the Constitution to address a deprivation of rights on account of sex.”

Amicus Brief filed on behalf of 108 American corporations by Paul Weiss, Virginia v Ferriero
  • When our justice system is not just, we must fix the underlying foundation of the system: the Constitution. The 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) will provide a constitutional guarantee of gender equality, elevate the legal standard applied to state action, acknowledge gender equality as a guiding principle, and create a consistent federal standard.

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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