1. the state or quality of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability.
Isn’t it time we stopped arguing and do the right thing? We have a history of denying rights to citizens, let’s take a step in the right direction.
“Individuals fall in love and get married.’ Why don’t you want your fellow men and women, your fellow Americans to be happy? Why do you attack them? Why do you want to destroy the love they hold in their hearts? Why do you want to crush their hopes, their dreams, their longings, their aspirations? We are talking about human beings, people like you, people who want to get married, buy a house, and spend their lives with the one they love. They have done no wrong.”
– Martin Luther King Jr. speaking on interracial marriages
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (enacted July 2, 1964) was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public (“public accommodations”).
In 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed, which provided: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
Some of the reasons that men thought women should not vote
Women already have the municipal vote, and are eligible for membership of most local authorities.
All government rests ultimately on force, to which women, owing to physical, moral and social reasons, are not capable of contributing.
Women are not capable of full citizenship, for the simple reason that they are not available for purposes of national and Imperial defense. All government rests ultimately on force, to which women, owing to physical, moral and social reasons, are not capable of contributing.
There is little doubt that the vast majority of women have no desire for the vote.
Woman Suffrage is based on the idea of the equality of the sexes, and tends to establish those competitive relations which will destroy chivalrous consideration.
Women have at present a vast indirect influence through their menfolk on the politics of this country.
If I wasn’t so physically and morally weak I might want to kick some ass right now!