Good News for Equal Pay

Here’s some good news for equality in the New Year: Paycheck Fairness Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act were the first bills to pass the House in the new session (article from the Feminist Daily News Wire is available here). Ms. Ledbetter became a de facto spokesperson for the equal pay movement after the Supreme Court ruled against her claim of pay discrimination. This article in the New York Times suggests that President-elect Obama, for whom Ms. Ledbetter actively campaigned, is likely to overturn the Supreme Court decision. The Times also published an editorial applauding the efforts of Obama and Congress to reverse discrimination.

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