Section 3.  Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the State on account of sex.  The legislature shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this section. [L 1972, SB No 1408-72 and election Nov 7, 1972; ren Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]


Law Journals and Reviews


  Hawaii's Equal Rights Amendment:  Its Impact On Athletic Opportunities and Competition For Women.  2 UH L. Rev. 97.

  Employee Rights Under Judicial Scrutiny:  Prevalent Policy Discourse and the Hawai‘i Supreme Court.  14 UH L. Rev. 189.

  For Better or for Worse, in Sickness and in Health, Until Death Do Us Part:  A Look at Same Sex Marriage in Hawaii.  16 UH L. Rev. 447.


Case Notes


  Requirement that a woman visitor to an all-male prison wear a brassiere does not infringe upon this section.  59 H. 346, 581 P.2d 1164.

  Classification based on unique physical characteristics of men or women is not invalid.  62 H. 120, 612 P.2d 526.



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