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)|
| Yes|| 645,115|| 50.13%|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
- See also: Washington State Constitution, Article XXXI
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| 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?
Section 1. Equality of rights and responsibility under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex.
Section 2. The legislature shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.