The women who fought against gender equality
The state of Illinois voted on Wednesday to add an amendment to the US constitution that would guarantee equal rights to women. The vote comes nearly a century after the Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced in Congress.
Following the vote, only one more state is needed before the 28th amendment could become a part of America's founding charter.
The provision would not change any laws, but seeks to formally give women the same citizenship status as men.
While 76% of constitutions around the world in some way guarantee women's equality, the US constitution, technically, does not.
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