KENNEDY ON THE REPUBLICAN FILIBUSTER OF THE LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT
Senator Edward M. Kennedy released the following statement in response to the Republican filibuster of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
"It's outrageous that the Senate Republicans refused to break their filibuster against equal pay for women. The bill is urgently needed to restore the fair rule for filing pay discrimination claims that applied until the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision a year ago. Women deserve a remedy when they're denied equal pay for equal work, and so do victims of discrimination based on age, race, national origin, disability and religion. As we've done on other basic bills to protect civil rights, we won't take no for an answer. This issue isn't going away."