Gov Perry Vetos Bill Allowing Women to Sue for Equal Pay

From The Huffington Post

• Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has vetoed a bill meant to prevent wage discrimination against women.
• Read the bill - HB 950
• The bill would bring Texas state law in line with the federal Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act,
Wikipedia Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
• Perry's office objected to her legislation because it duplicated federal law

From Texas Tribune 

• State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, said Perry’s office informed her that Perry has vetoed House Bill 950
• The bill would have changed Texas' Labor Code by making the state statute of limitations the same as the federal law
• Davis Said: “Once again our governor has made women’s health and women’s rights a target in order to bolster his own political standing,”

From The Dallas Morning News

• The measure, which passed the House 79-50 in April and the Senate 16-15 last month
• On average, women are paid only 77 cents for every $1 earned by men 
read the study for this statistic 

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