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Supreme Court / Women #13452

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 22, 1971
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules, unanimously, arbitrary discrimination against women unconst.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Under now repealed Idaho law, Mrs. Sally M. Reed denied right to administer estate of adopted son. Idaho Supreme Court found law const.; Supreme Court did not. House approves amendment giving women equal rights. [Representative Martha GRIFFIThigh school - says woman never before won Supreme Court case; believes people totally unaware of law as it applies to women.] Senator judiciary sub-committee approves Senator Sam. J. Ervin's amendment allowing legal sex discrimination based on physiological differences. Amendment prevents drafting of women, all women pro-football teams and such.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.

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