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Lilly Ledbetter wasn't lazy; she -- and all women -- just want equal pay
Lilly Ledbetter wasn't lazy; she -- and all women -- just want equal pay

Regardless of Opinion L.A. guest blogger Charlotte Allen's ridiculously inflammatory contention that "Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter," the facts remain discouraging for women when it comes to equal pay. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, women in America earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Women of color earn even less: For African American women, the figure is 69 cents, and for Latino women, it's 58 cents. In 2012, the median income of American women working full time year-round was $37,791; for men, it was nearly $50,000.  This year will be the worst for income disparity in U.S....

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