Equal Protection—Utah Statute Setting Different Ages of Majority for Males and Female Is Unconstitutional

Date

1975

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Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Discusses the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Stanton v. Stanton. In Stanton, the Court held unconstitutional a Utah statute that set different ages of majority for males and females, as it violated the fourteenth amendment’s equal protection clause. The author commends the Court for their unanimity in “so clearly denounce[ing] sex discrimination when squarely faced with the ‘old notions’ of the traditional role of women as a basis for different treatment of the sexes.”

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Keywords

Discrimination, Gender, Equal protection, Sex, Age of majority, Stanton v. Stanton, Case note, Gender discrimination, Sex discrimination

Citation

7 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 161