Women in Kansas fought for equal rights since the earliest days of statehood. They won the right to vote in municipal elections in 1887 and in 1912 became the 8th state in the country to give women full voting rights in state elections. Eight years later, women received the right to vote in national elections.
The first equal rights amendment was introduced to Congress by two Kansans, Senator Charles Curtis and Representative Daniel R. Anthony, Jr. The amendment was unsuccessful at the time but the federal law finally passed in 1972.