When it Comes to Constitutional Equality, the U.S. Lags Behind the Rest of the World

While women’s suffrage is constitutionally protected, no where does the Constitution prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. The U.S. is a global outlier when it comes to guaranteeing constitutional equality of the sexes.

Until all women—no matter their gender identity, race, class or any other status—have a constitutional guarantee of equality on the basis of sex, they will have to rely on an incomplete patchwork of state and federal laws to protect their most basic human rights.