Is Fair Pay Dead in Minnesota?

Wed, February 2, 2011

Equal Pay, Feminism, Republicans, Women in Politics

I’ve never been to Minnesota, but I’m a big fan — I like it’s current Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (’cause he was smart enough, good enough and gosh darn it the voters liked him!), someone was ingenious enough to come up with the idea of connecting most of the buildings in downtown Minneapolis with a network of skyways so winter is a little easier to manage (and heaven knows they need a little break this year) and the state has a history of being on the forefront of important social issues, like equal pay for equal work.

I’m still working on cutting the state a little slack on their whole love of Michele Bachmann, but that’s going to take me a while.

As for the equal pay thing, there’s an effort afoot to tell some of the women in Minnesota “nevermind” when it comes to equal pay.  According to some lawmakers and business leaders, the notion of a law prohibiting gender discrimination is quaint and so 1970s.

Try explaining that to the women there who still make significantly less than their male counterparts.  So what’s going on in the Land of 10,000 Lakes?  That’s what’s on my mind today over at Politics Daily.

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