Breaking: Paycheck Fairness Act Fails to Pass in the Senate


Senate Republicans have succeeded in blocking a measure designed to reduce wage disparities between men and women.

The 58-41 vote to take up the Paycheck Fairness Act fell short of the 60 needed to overcome GOP opposition.

Civil rights groups, labor leaders and the Obama administration all supported the bill, which would make employers prove that any disparities in wages are job-related and not sex-based.

It still baffles me that legislators can actually vote against a bill that actually protects women from pay discrimination, let alone filibuster the thing. Just shameful.

More details to come.

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