Our online privacy statement has changed as of April 1, If you think you have been discriminated against and would like our assistance, please visit our Report LGBTQ and HIV Discrimination Page and we can help you figure out whether you are protected under federal or state laws. Some courts have ruled that Title VII also bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Supreme Court recently announced it will take up this question in three cases. In addition, many states and cities have laws that ban this kind of discrimination. If you feel that you have experienced discrimination at work, you can file a complaint with the U.
Equal Rights Amendment
After achieving the right to vote, they took it upon themselves to publicly speak about other issues women faced day in and day out in their daily lives. For example, Alice Paul, a suffragette known for her radical advocacy, advised that an Amendment be passed to the Constitution that ensured that people will get equal rights in anything regardless of their sex. While in general it seemed to be affair idea, Congress had a difficult time ratifying it due to the fact at not enough of the needed states were willing to allow it. Despite this roadblock, women did not give up on their road to equality.
It would be some kind of symmetry if, years after American women got the vote through the 19th Amendment, they finally acquired constitutional equality through the Equal Rights Amendment. Congress unusually added and extended a deadline for the states to ratify, and that expired more than 30 years ago. How an amendment that looked like a slam-dunk nearly 50 years ago got lobbied almost out of existence is a story Linda Coberly knows well.
It would only be in his later works such as Rights of Man Part II where he would actually state the importance of women having equal rights to that of men; which included political rights and especially suffrage. Paine also supported the abolition of slavery, though he did not write anything that would influence the decision of abolishing slavery. But some might argue that he was the unknown author of African Slavery in America essay, however there is no further evidence to support this. Stanton participated at World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in jointly with Garrison and she was denied to give an official speech due to her sex and requested to sit in back part a part from the view of present men. In in Seneca Falls Convention she drafted the Declaration of Sentiments modeled on the Declaration of Independence where she stressed the inferior status of women and demanded voting rights for women claiming that men and women are equal.