CHAPTER 649

FORMERLY

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

NO. 47 AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

RELATING TO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES DECLARING EQUAL RIGHTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN.

WHEREAS, at the first session of the 92nd Congress of the United States of America, begun and held at the City of Washington on the 21st of January, 1971, and at the second session of the 92nd Congress of the United States of America begun and held at the City of Washington on the 18th of January, 1972 it was resolved on October 12, 1971 by the House of Representatives and on March 22, 1972, by the Senate of the United States in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), that the following Article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress:

"ARTICLE —

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this Article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification."; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of the State of Delaware desire to re-affirm their belief that men and women shall have equal rights under the law.

NOW, THEREFORE,

Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein:

1. That the said proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States be, and the same is hereby ratified by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware and shall be, to all intents and purposes, a part of the Constitution of the United States.

0. That certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution shall be forwarded by the Secretary of this State to the Secretary of State of the United States; to the presiding officer of the United States Senate; to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States; to the Administrator, General Services Administration, Washington, D.C.; and to all other appropriate Federal officials.

0. That the Secretary of the Delaware Senate and Clerk of the Delaware House of Representatives be, and they are hereby directed to deliver copies of this Resolution to the Delaware Secretary of State at their earliest convenience.

Approved March 29,1972.