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Parents > United States > Pennsylvania > Referenda > 2021 Referenda > Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3 - Prohibition Against Denial or Abridgement of Equality of Rights Because of Race or Ethnicity
OfficeReferendum
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline June 01, 2020 - 07:00pm Central
Polls Open May 18, 2021 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close May 18, 2021 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start May 19, 2021 - 12:00pm
Term End December 31, 9999 - 12:00pm
Turnout 24.84% Registered 16.43% Total Population
ContributorMr. Matt
Last ModifiedRBH May 20, 2021 06:27pm
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Ballot title:
Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended by adding a new section providing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of an individual’s race or ethnicity?

Plain English Statement of the Office of Attorney General:
Joint Resolution No. 2021-1, if approved by the electorate, will add a new section to Article I of the Pennsylvania Constitution. This amendment creates a constitutional prohibition against restricting or denying an individual’s equal rights under Pennsylvania law because of race or ethnicity.

Generally, inclusion of this amendment within the Pennsylvania Constitution signifies that freedom from discrimination based on race or ethnicity is an essential principle of liberty and free government. This amendment applies to all Pennsylvania state, county and local governmental entities, and guarantees equality of rights under the law. The amendment, if enacted, will become a part of the Pennsylvania Constitution. As such, its provisions must be applied consistent with the other provisions of the Constitution.

This equal right to be free from racial or ethnic discrimination will exist independent from any such rights under the United States Constitution or corresponding federal law. If the current federal protections proscribing racial or ethnic discrimination are abolished, the prohibition against such discrimination will remain in the Pennsylvania Constitution. The amendment is limited in that it c

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