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On Equal Pay Day, Obama Takes Executive Action to Close Gender Wage Gap (Updated)

President Obama signed two executive actions on Tuesday, National Equal Pay Day, that are designed to help close the gender wage gap for federal contractors, the day before Congress voted on whether to pass similar measures for the private sector as well.

President Obama signed two executive actions on Tuesday, National Equal Pay Day, that are designed to help close the gender wage gap for federal contractors, the day before Congress voted on whether to pass similar measures for the private sector as well.

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It’s Equal Pay Day: Pay Equity Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

How can you afford to have children and access to decent medical care with a full range of birthing options when you are paid according to your race and gender rather than your contributions to society?

How can you afford to have children and access to decent medical care with a full range of birthing options when you are paid according to your race and gender rather than your contributions to society?

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Afternoon Roundup: Is Tunisia An Equal Rights Middle East Mecca for Women and Girls?

Is Tunisia a mecca for equal rights?; Extreme anti-choice legislator, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, announces a run for governor; President Obama’s report card for the state of women and girls in the U.S.; and Wal-Mart’s ongoing pay discrimination case before the Supreme Court.

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Afternoon Roundup: Wal-Mart’s Wage Discrimination Problem

A $3.5 billion maternity care problem; another Catholic hospital gets to expand and limit its services to women; female domestic partners on their babies’ birth certificates; and Wal-Mart’s wage discrimination case.

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Fair Pay Could Mean a More Fertile Future

At first blush, the debate over the Paycheck Fairness Act may not look like part of our ongoing national fertility discourse. But failure to pass the PFA will give women yet another reason to have fewer kids.  

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House Says Yes to Women’s Wage Equity, Passes Ledbetter Act!

The House today passed both the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, restoring and establishing basic protections for employees who are subject to wage discrimination.

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Speaker Pelosi Calls on Congress to Pass Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Calling this legislation “of the highest priority” for Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning called for the House to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act this week.

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