I can understand how Republican men might be scared to allow me to earn as much as they do - I consider men as useless in my financial future as I consider any other strangers. Perhaps it’s scary to realize that no one needs you anymore.
The bill would have built on the 2009 Ledbetter legislation, which adjusted the statute of limitations on equal pay lawsuits. Tuesday’s bill sought to bar companies from retaliating against workers who inquire about pay disparities and open pathways for female employees to sue for punitive damages in cases of paycheck discrimination. In 2010, the same bill failed a procedural vote in the Senate when no Republican supported it.
NYT: Senate Republicans AGAIN Block Equity Pay Bill
By supporting the bill and rallying Republicans to get behind it, Mr. Romney can demonstrate real leadership on equal pay — and perhaps even soften the impression of Republican insensitivity to women’s concerns. At a time when women still earn, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men, there is a clear need for stronger steps to help close the gender gap.
Romney’s Test On Equal Pay