The 19th Amendment | Court Leaders Sound Off

The centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage is August 18, the same day Florida voters head to the polls for a primary election. In light of these events occurring simultaneously, and because the courts were vital in advancing the issues of the women’s suffrage movement, we thought we’d take a closer look at what the passing of the 19th Amendment a century ago means to Twelfth Judicial Circuit court leaders today.

"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."

66th Congress of the United States of America Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution extending the right of suffrage to women
Suffragettes fought for a woman's right to vote
Suffragettes, c. 1913, courtesy Getty Images