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President Gerald Ford, who is not always a supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment, came out strongly in favor of it. He spoke as he signed an executive order setting up a commission for the observance of 1975 as International Women?s Year.
"President Ford Voices Support for Equal Rights Amendment." John Chancellor, correspondent. NBC Nightly News. NBCUniversal Media. 9 Jan. 1975. NBC Learn. Web. 2 April 2016.
Chancellor, J. (Reporter). (1975, January 9). President Ford Voices Support for Equal Rights Amendment. [Television series episode]. NBC Nightly News. Retrieved from https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=2381
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"President Ford Voices Support for Equal Rights Amendment" NBC Nightly News, New York, NY: NBC Universal, 01/09/1975. Accessed Sat Apr 2 2016 from NBC Learn: https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=2381
President Ford Voices Support for Equal Rights Amendment
JOHN CHANCELLOR, reporting:
33 states have ratified the proposed Constitutional amendment to give women equal rights with men. Two of the 33 have changed their mind. 38 states must ratify that amendment before it becomes law, and today President Ford, who is not always a supporter of the amendment, came out strongly in favor of it. He spoke as he signed an executive order setting up a commission for the observance of 1975 as International Women’s Year.
President GERALD FORD: The Equal Rights Amendment, which I whole-heartedly endorse, has not yet been ratified by the number of states necessary to make it a part of our Constitution. Let 1975, International Women’s Year, be the year that ERA is ratified. When we discuss women’s problems, we are talking about people’s problems. Women’s liberation is truly the liberation of all people. Before I sign this, Betty, if you have any words of wisdom or encouragement, you are welcome to speak.
Ms. BETTY FORD: I just want to congratulate you, Mr. President. I’m glad to see you have come a long, long way.
Pres. FORD: I don’t know how to take that.