I am pleased to relate that by a vote of 256-163 The Lily Ledbetter Actpassed today in the U.S. House of Representatives.
If the legislation moves through the Senate with equal dispatch this equal pay for equal work amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could become the first piece of legislation awaiting signing on Presiden Barack Obama’s desk. Such a prospect is inspiring beyond measure. But then again I have the phrasing wrong: the measure is as it always should be: a matter of dignity and a real paycheck. These things can be measured in the lives of real families and their children.