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Time for Equal Pay?

Democrats took their bigger, better 2009 majority for a spin in the Senate yesterday, passing a bill making it easier for women to sue their employers for wage discrimination. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which Obama supported during the campaign, was previously a no-go as the Dems' majority was too small to carry the legislation. But with the Democrats now holding 59 seats, the party managed to score a filibuster-proof 61 to 36 vote and the legislation is on track towards quickly becoming law. All 16 female senators voted for the bill.

January 23, 2009 1:46 AM