Letter to the Senate Minority Leader About the Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Equal Rights for Men and Women.
This is in response to your inquiry requesting my stand on the Equal Rights Amendment currently under consideration by the Senate.
As you remember, as a Senator in 1951 I cosponsored a Resolution incorporating the original Amendment; in July of 1968 I reaffirmed my support for it as a candidate for the Presidency.
Throughout twenty-one years I have not altered my belief that equal rights for women warrant a Constitutional guarantee-and I therefore continue to favor the enactment of the Constitutional Amendment to achieve this goal.
[Honorable Hugh Scott, Minority Leader, United States Senate, Washington, D.C.]
Note: H. J. Res. 208, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women, is printed in United States Statutes at Large (86 Stat. 1523).
Richard Nixon, Letter to the Senate Minority Leader About the Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Equal Rights for Men and Women. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/255190