Thursday August 29, 2013
The struggle for equal rights – dark history needs to be kept in the closet.
The key vote came on June 4, 1920, when the Senate approved the amendment by 56 to 25 after four hours of debate, during which Democratic Senators opposed to the amendment filibustered to prevent a roll call until their absent Senators could be protected by pairs. The Ayes included 36 (82%) Republicans and 20 (54%) Democrats. The Nays comprised 8 (18%) Republicans and 17 (46%) Democrats. It was ratified by sufficient states in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibited state or federal sex-based restrictions on voting.
Somehow, as I read the above, I have the déjà vu feelings that I am reading the record for the voting on the Civil Rights act of the sixties and not the record for women’s rights so many years ago.
From the placid shores of Hannibal, Mo by: A. R. Eskew