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  • A. E. Maxwell


A resolution was presented at the December 7, 1977, meeting of the Council by the Subcommittee on Women in Geophysics, proposing in essence that after the 1978 Spring Meeting in Miami Beach, AGU should not sponsor or cosponsor meetings in states that have not ratified the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Considerable discussion followed, during which much rationale and some emotional opinions were aired, with the eventual result that the Council turned down the resolution in a split vote.