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2 13 to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when 14 ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the several states. 15 ARTICLE 16 The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not 17 be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on 18 account of sex. 19 Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appro- 20 priate legislation. 21 Therefore be it 22 Resolved; by the General Assembly of the State of Virginia 23 that the said proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the 24 United States of America be and the same is hereby rejected by 25 the General Assembly of the State of Virginia, 26 Resolved, that certified copies of the foregoing preamble 27 and resolution be forwarded by the Governor of the State of 28 Virginia to the President of the United States, the Secretary of 29 State of the United States, the President of the Senate of the 30 United States and the speaker of the House of Representatives 31 of the United States.