Fierce fight for women's suffrage
Did you know that Swiss women did not get the right to vote until 1971, and only
at the federal level? The municipalities and cantons were equally able to make their
own decisions on the matter. And that led to Appenzell
Innerrhoden again rejecting women's suffrage at the Landsgemeinde in April 1990.
Now the only option left to the proponents was to turn to the Federal Court.
In November, the court let the recalcitrant citizens know that equal rights for
men and women had to be accepted in all respects. This toad served by
Bern was swallowed. And that is why women have been voting there ever since.