Senate gives U.S. women’s soccer team symbolic victory with equal pay resolution

The U.S. women’s soccer team has three World Cup championships and four Olympic gold medals. What they don’t have, say players, is equal pay.

On Thursday the squad scored a symbolic victory in their battle for equal pay when the Senate passed a non-binding resolution calling on the U.S. Soccer Federation to “immediately eliminate gender pay inequity and treat all athletes with the same respect and dignity.”

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) penned the resolution, which meticulously outlined the team’s success and detailed how all women face pay discrimination. Murray appealed to fairness in her remarks on the Senate floor: …

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Via: Mashable: Sports

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