In response to Supreme Court case, House passes bill restoring civil rights stand
The American Association of UniversityWomen congratulates the House of Representatives on passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (H.R. 2831), beginning the process of righting the wrong done by the U.S. Supreme Courtâ€™s 5-4 decision in May.
â€œThis bill simply restores the law to how it was applied by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the courts prior to the Courtâ€™s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear,â€ said Lisa Maatz, AAUW director of public policy and government relations. â€œIn passing this bill, the House has demonstrated its resolve to reduce pay discrimination and clarified its intent within the current statute â€“ we encourage the Senate to quickly pass similar legislation.â€