Title VII and Title IX

“How is this different from Title VII and Title IX?”

  • A constitutional amendment is more enduring than legislation.
    • Title VII is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating based on sex, race, color, national origin, or religion. 
    • Title IX is a federal law that requires federally-funded schools to provide students with equal opportunities regardless of sex. 
    • The 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) is a constitutional amendment and prohibits sex discrimination by the government. 
  • Unlike Title VII and Title IX, which is federal legislation that can be repealed or replaced, removing gender equality from the Constitution would require another constitutional amendment.
  • Looking for information on single sex sports teams? Check the FAQ “Sports



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


“Does constitutional equality mean women will be drafted?”


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