When the Supreme Court ruled against a female Goodyear Tire employee who sued for compensation due to gender-based wage discrimination over a 19-year career, that woman -- Lilly Ledbetter -- sought to change the law with the help of Congress.
The story of Lilly Ledbetter, who earned nearly a quarter million dollars less in wages over a lifetime as compared to her male co-workers simply because she was female.
Details on the House version of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, including date introduced and sponsors of the bill.
Bill sponsor Mikulski (D-Maryland) and Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) explain why the Ledbetter Act is an essential piece of legislation to ensure pay equity.
After months of stagnation, two important pieces of legislation intended to correct gender-based pay inequity became a top priority of the 111th Congress as it convened in early January 2009.
Details on the January 22, 2009 Senate vote that passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act.
On January 29th, 2008, two historic events dovetailed in one momentous occasion as President Obama signed his first law, the Lilly Ledbetter Act.
In her first official function as First Lady, Michelle Obama hosted a reception following the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Act and shared remarks with those assembled.
Transcript of the remarks made by Lilly Ledbetter at the reception honoring her and the passage of the act named after her.