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New York State Senate Debate on the State Equal Rights Amendment

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of two audio tape recordings of the May 21, 1975 New York Senate debate regarding a proposed amendment to the state constitution barring sex discrimination. The debate culminated in the Senate's approval of the proposed amendment. However, the amendment, which was placed on the ballot in November 1975, was rejected by the electorate.
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0.15 cubic feet (2 audio tapes)
Inclusive Dates:
1975
Series Number:
L0241

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L0241-05: Chronological.

Administrative History

Proposed amendments to the New York State Constitution must first be adopted by both houses of the State Legislature for two consecutive legislative sessions. They must then be approved by the electorate. In 1974 and 1975, a proposed amendment barring descrimination on the grounds of sex passed both the Assembly and the Senate. The amendment, which was placed on the ballot in November 1975, was rejected by the electorate.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of two audio tapes capturing the New York State Senate debate upon a proposed amendment to the state constitution barring discrimination on the grounds of sex. The debate, which took place on May 21, 1975, culminated in the Senate's approval of the proposed amendment.

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