Washington Gender Equality, HJR 61 (1972)
The Washington Gender Equality Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 61, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided that equality of rights and responsibilities shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex. The measure added Article XXXI of the Washington State Constitution.
|Washington HJR 61 (1972)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall a new article be added to the state constitution to provide that equality of rights and responsibilities under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex, and to authorize the legislature to enforce this provision by the enactment of appropriate legislation?||”|
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1972 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- Washington State Constitution (dead link)
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1972 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 23, 2013
- Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 26, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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