- Gillian Thomas says that without Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, fairness for women in the workplace would be a fantasy
- It took decades for lawyers to get the courts to substantially extend the equality the law stipulated, she says
Gillian Thomas is the author of the new book "Because of Sex" and an attorney at the ACLU's Women's Rights Project. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)The generational divide among women as to whether Hillary Clinton's gender should determine their vote has revived the time-worn question: Should gender even matter when deciding who should hold the highest job in the land?