Any discussion of equality under the law must necessarily revolve around the equal protection clause. Therefore, this discussion will indicate first where equal protection analysis has succeeded ineffectively dealing with sex discrimination and the significance of the judicial policy behind these successes. Secondly, the failures of the equal protection clause will be examined with specific attention to the five methods in which the equal protection clause has failed to eliminate laws discriminating on the basis of sex. Finally, the failures of the equal protection clause will be illustrated as starting points for work in the area of sexual equality in the 1980's.
Nancy S. Erickson,
Equality between the Sexes in the 1980's,
28 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol28/iss4/5