08/26/2005: Women's Equality Day
The deadline for submitting the Iraqi Constitution failed to meet it's deadline yet again, and has another extention…But it's important to consider on this, our own U.S.: Women's Equality Day.
”An emotional battle that lasted many decades ended on this day in 1920, as the results of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were certified.
The amendment prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex with regard to voting in effect, allowing women to vote.
Two days earlier, Tennessee had become the 36th state to ratify the amendment, in spite of last minute efforts by some state lawmakers to negate the legislature's action.
Each year, this day is celebrated as American women exercised their new right for the first time in the 1920 presidential election. In recent elections, up to 3 percent more women have cast their votes than men.
Courtesy of US News Wire.
Karen on 08.26.05 @ 05:58 AM CST