Women disagreed on the proposal for an Equal Rights Amendment, which stated that “men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States.”
Supporters believed that this amendment would end all discrimination against women.
Opponents, including most women union leaders, argued that it would hurt women workers by eliminating laws that protected them from long hours and that it would, in practice, make women less equal.
The amendment never came up for a vote in the 1920s, but it was revived later, in the 1940s and again in the 1970s.
It was not until 1923 that women were able to practice law in all forty-eight states.