The first to do so was Opha Mae Johnson.
Feminists, lawmakers and activists from across the country convened here June 29 - July 1 for NOW's 2012 National Conference.
The measure, an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, prohibited gender inequality in federally funded education programs and institutions.
When the final votes are tallied on Nov. 6, Michigan Republicans may rue the day they barred State Reps. Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum from speaking.
Keep them barefoot, pregnant and silent.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would ensure that pregnant workers are not forced out of their jobs or denied job modifications that would allow them to continue working.
A new report released today on Equal Pay Day shows that the yearly median pay for women in America is $10,784 less than their male counterparts.
A point to which Davis returned throughout her speech was the need for feminists to be conscious of class and race as well as of gender.
In a telephone press conference Romney aides said, "We'll get back to you," when reporters asked whether the candidate backs the equal pay law.
"I own this body, not the government!"