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WASHINGTON, DC - April 23: Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., with Lilly Ledbetter after the Senate failed to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed, 56-42, on a bill carrying Ledbetter's name. The bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, would make it easier for women to sue their employers for pay discrimination. The root of the bill is last May's Supreme Court decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Ledbetter, the area manager of the plant, had sued the company after learning that her salary had been 15 percent less than that of the lowest-paid male employee in her position for several years. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - April 23: Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., with Lilly Ledbetter after the Senate failed to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed, 56-42, on a bill carrying Ledbetter's name. The bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, would make it easier for women to sue their employers for pay discrimination. The root of the bill is last May's Supreme Court decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Ledbetter, the area manager of the plant, had sued the company...
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