Equal Rights Amendment

Whereas psychological theories and research should have no bearing upon the desirability of the Equal Rights Amendment, which is a matter of human rights rather than of scientific fact;

Whereas unfortunately, unsubstantiated psychological theories and research have nevertheless, been misused to justify discrimination against women and to oppose the Equal Rights Amendment; and

Whereas denial of equal rights to women, as to any other social category, is a grave injustice;

Be it resolved that the American Psychological Association (a) asserts that arguments linking sex differences and their origins to the desirability of the Equal Rights Amendment are specious and without foundation; (b) deplores these misuses of psychological theories; (c) supports the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. (1975)