14th Amendment Specifies Gender

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The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, granting citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States" and provides all citizens with "equal protection under the laws." However, despite much lobbying by women's rights advocates, Section 2 of the Amendment emphasizes protection only for the right to vote by males.


Library of Congress' Web Guides for Primary Documents in American History: "14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution," Virtual Services Digital Reference Section, Library of Congress, last modified November 25, 2015, https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/14thamendment.html.