The Constitution: Better Late ...

Better Late . . .

Nearly half a century late, Florida has finally got around to ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The amendment went into effect in 1920, but at that time Florida's legislators refused to go along with the rest of the states in suffering female suffrage. The ungentlemanly gesture was utterly unavailing, for as soon as an amendment is ratified by three-fourths of the states, it is binding throughout the U.S. In a bow to Florida's League of Women Voters, which this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary,...

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