The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has declared unconstitutional that portion of Pennsylvania's Adoption Act requiring only the consent of the mother in proceedings for the adoption of an illegitimate child as creating an impermissible distinction between unwed mothers and unwed fathers in violation of the equal rights amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution.
Adoption of Walker, 468 Pa. 165, 360 A.2d 603 (1976).
Kim C. Kesner,
Pennsylvania Constitution - Equal Rights Amendment - Sex Discrimination in Adoption Proceedings,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol15/iss4/12