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Marsha Blackburn: Women Don't Want Equal-Pay Laws

Monday, 03 Jun 2013 09:17 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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Women don't want equal-pay laws, but they do want the power to control their own careers, says Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

The Tennessee Republican said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that it's more important to make certain companies recognize the skills and contributions of women than for lawmakers to push laws promoting gender equality.

"I've always said that I don't want to be given a job because I was a female," she said. "I wanted it because I was the most well-qualified person for the job. That is what women want. They don’t want the decisions made in Washington. They want to be able to have the power and the control and the ability to make those decisions for themselves."

Blackburn has voted against equal-pay laws, including the 2009 Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for women to file wage-discrimination lawsuits, and against the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2009, reports The Huffington Post.


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