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Martha Wright Griffiths
(1912-2003) born on
Jan 29
US politician. She was a Congresswoman from Michigan 1955-1975, best known for adding sex discrimination as a prohibited act in the 1962 Civil Rights Act.
         
   
F
It is a different world and they [the Supreme Court] should speak for justice, not prejudice.... I seek justice, not in some distant tomorrow, not in some study commission, but now while I Iive.

R
This amendment [the Equal Rights Amendment], if passed, would be like a beacon which should awaken nine sleeping Rip Van Winkles to the fact that the twentieth century is passing into history.
A
If you are trying to run a whorehouse in the sky, then get a license.
N
My grandmother wanted to live long enough to vote for a woman president. I'll be satisfied if I live to see a woman go before the Supreme Court and hear the justices acknowledge, "Gentlemen, she's human. She deserves the protection of our laws."
K
The biggest problem in politics is that you help some S.O.B. get what he wants and then he throws you out of the train.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "American Political Women," by Esther Stineman, 1980.
R: In "American Political Women," by Esther Stineman, 1980.
A: In "American Women in the 1960s," ch. 14, by Blanche Linden-Ward and Carol Hurd Creen, 1991.
N: In "American Political Women," by Esther Stineman, 1980.
K: On Michigan governor James Blanchard's decision to drop her from reelection ticket; in "New York Times," 5 Sep 1990.
   


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