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AAUW Applauds House Passage of Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

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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 Court’s 5-4 decision in May.

“This bill simply restores the law to how it was applied by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the courts prior to the Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear,” said Lisa Maatz, AAUW director of public policy and government relations. “In passing this bill, the House has demonstrated its resolve to reduce pay discrimination and clarified its intent within the current statute – we encourage the Senate to quickly pass similar legislation.”

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