PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT – EQUAL RIGHTS
First Time Passed H.J.R. 13
A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa
relating to the equality of rights of men and women under the law.
Be It Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:
Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa is proposed.
Section 1 of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Iowa, is amended to read as
RIGHTS OF PERSONS. Section 1. All men and women are, by nature, free and equal,
and have certain inalienable rights – among which are those of enjoying and defending
life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining
safety and happiness.
Sec. 2. The foregoing amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa is referred to
the General Assembly to be chosen at the next general election for members of the General Assembly and the Secretary of State is directed to cause the same to be published for
three consecutive months previous to the date of that election as provided by law.