, United States (USA) (American Colonies) - Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974
Equal Credit Opportunity Act passes in the US. Until then, banks required single, widowed or divorced women to bring a man along to cosign any credit application, regardless of their income. They would also discount the value of those wages when considering how much credit to grant, by as much as 50%.
www.theguardian.com/ money/ us-money-blog/ 2014/ aug/ 11/ women-rights-money-timeline-history
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