Group marches on Capitol for women's rights
BY JULIANA KEEPING NewsOK.com
Sunday, April 29, 2012
4/29/12 at 4:44 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - For Madeline Benham, a demonstration Saturday on the steps of the Capitol in Oklahoma City was, in part, a demonstration against backpedaling.
Benham rallied in the same spot for women's rights in 1973 at a demonstration to support the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Oklahoma was among the 15 states that did not ratify the proposed amendment banning discrimination based on sex.
"We didn't get that passed," Benham said. "I didn't worry about it too much. It still seemed to me the world was a possible place. You could get along."
Decades later, Benham said women's rights - especially reproductive rights - are under attack.
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Original Print Headline: Group marches on Capitol for women's rights
Demonstrators take part in a women's rights march to the Oklahoma State Capitol on Saturday. A group called Unite Women organized demonstrations worldwide to protest restrictions on reproductive rights. GARETT FISBECK / For The Oklahoman
Marguerite Huey-Larson of Norman picks out her sign before a women's rights march in Oklahoma City on Saturday. The signs had messages such as "My body is not a battleground" and "I have a brain and I'm not afraid to use it." GARETT FISBECK / For The Oklahoman