Equal Pay Bill Awaits Obama's Signature

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CBNNews.com- A legislation that is making it easier for women and others to sue for pay discrimination, is awaiting President Obama's signature.

The bill is a response to a Supreme Court ruling that said employees must file a claim of discrimination within six months of an incident.

The Lilly Ledbetter Act, named for an Alabama native, extends the statute of limitations every time a discriminatory paycheck is issued.

Ledbetter is a former supervisor at Goodyear Tire Company who was paid less than her male counterparts for decades.

The government estimates women receive 78 cents for every dollar men make doing similar jobs.

President Obama supports the bill.

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