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Rick Perry Vetoes Women's Equal Pay Measure

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Portland, OR
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    Apparently Rick Perry doesn't think that the women of Texas deserve to be paid as much as men do. Governor Perry vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for women in the state to file a lawsuit against their employer for wage discrimination. The law would have allowed females who believe they are not receiving equal pay to file suit in state courts instead of having to spend more time and possibly money in taking it to a federal court.

    It just amazes me that it is 2013 and Republican governors and legislatures throughout our country think that it's justified that women make 77 on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. Every time I think that we are finally making progress as a society, things like this whip me back into reality.
  • Independent
    New Hampshire
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    Is the Texas Governor related to the judge in in the sex or death case?