On March 22, 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification. The Equal Rights Amendment was to provide for the legal equality of the sexes and prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.
The Equal Rights Amendment - which would have been the 27th amendment - failed to achieve ratification (by three-fourths - or 38 out of 50 - states). Because of this, women do not currently have equal protection under the U. S. Constitution.
“Just like freedom of speech [and] freedom of the press, a fundamental tenet of our society should be the equal citizenship stature of men and women, and that’s what the Equal Rights Amendment would do,” said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2018.
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The United States presidential election on November 2, 1920 was the first election in which American women had the right to vote since the ratification of the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920. Achieving this milestone was a long and arduous struggle.Beginning in the 1800s, women organized,...
On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was passed and ratified, ending national Prohibition (repealing the 18th Amendment). What you may not know is that in 1929, an organization known as the Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR), founded by Pauline Sabin, led...
"I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality."A feminist, suffragist and warrior for equality, Alice Paul (1885-1977) dedicated her life to women's rights. She was a major...