• 18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities
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Gender equality, is the view that men and women should receive equal treatment, and should not be discriminated against based on gender. This is the objective of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which seeks to create equality in law and in social situations, such as in democratic activities and securing equal pay for equal work.

An early advocate for gender equality was Christine de Pizan, who in her 1405 book The Book of the City of Ladies wrote that the oppression of women is founded on irrational prejudice, pointing out numerous advances in society probably created by women.

(Source: Wikipedia)
Official Democratic Position

We are committed to ensuring full equality for women: we reaffirm our support for the Equal Rights Amendment, recommit to enforcing Title IX, support the Paycheck Fairness Act, and will urge ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

We Democrats will continue to support efforts to ensure that workers can combat gender discrimination in the workplace and to protect women against pregnancy discrimination.

Source: 2012 Democratic Party Platform Sep 4, 2012
Official Republican Position

We support military women's exemption from direct ground combat units and infantry battalions.

The Republican Party opposes the UN Convention on Women's Rights because its "…long-range impact on the American family is ominous or unclear."

Source: 2012 Republican Party Platform Aug 27, 2012
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