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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 43. Does the Equal Protection Clause Cover Gender?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43603


This chapter explores how the Constitution came to protect discrimination based on gender, even though the document only mentions women once in the context of voting rights. A key factor is the legal strategy used by the ACLU Women’s Rights Project that led to several crucial Supreme Court decisions.

Chapter Contributors

  • Laura P. Moyer ( - lmoyer) 'University of Louisville'