CHAPTER 450

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

MEMORIALIZING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES RELATIVE TO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CONCERNING EQUAL LEGAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN.

WHEREAS, the women of our nation have enjoyed full civil rights since the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and

WHEREAS, all citizens of our nation should not only share equal civil rights but also equal legal rights, and

WHEREAS, there exist many statutes discriminating against women, and

WHEREAS, such legal differentiations, merely because of sex, lower the nation's prestige and status in the world community, and

WHEREAS, both major political parties have announced support of equal legal rights in their respective platforms, and

WHEREAS, such a discriminating situation is outmoded; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 121st General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein that the Congress of the United States is hereby requested to enact the requiring enabling legislation to present to the States for adoption the following amendment to the Constitution of the United 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

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a duly attested copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States; to the Vice President of the United States; the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; the two United States Senators from Delaware; the member of the House of Representatives from Delaware; and the Governor of the State of Delaware.

Approved September 8, 1961.

Executive Orders