Articles/Essays – Volume 12, No. 2

Women Under the Law

1979: Susan Taylor Hansen, “Women Under the Law” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 12 No. 2 (1979): 82–91.

Any constitutional amendment unavoidably casts a shadow of uncertaintyover its future interpretation and implementation. The Fourteenth Amendment, for example, has far exceeded the originally perceived purpose—elevating thestatus of blacks—and has come to serve as a tool of justice for many oppressedpersons and groups.