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Women's Equality Day: Right to Vote Turns 94 Years Old - Women and the Law News

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Posted on: Aug 26, 2014

Today is Women's Equality Day, a day to reflect on all that has been done to protect women's rights in the United States throughout history. It is fitting that on this day 94 years ago, one of the greatest leaps for women's rights occurred: the right to vote regardless of gender.

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, and proclaimed as part of the U.S. constitution the following week on August 26, 1920. It was the culmination of hard work by women such as Susan B. Anthony, most notably. To read more about the 19th Amendment's history, click here.

Almost a century later, women's rights are still a national issue. President Obama said the women's issues his staff has been focusing on recently are health care, unfair pay, student loans and sexual asault on college campuses. To read more about his statements, click here.

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