Monday, June 10, 1963: Equal Pay Act

President Kennedy signs into law the Equal Pay Act of 1963, "to prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce."

About this image: Although not passed by Congress, this bill, introduced by Rep. Winifred Stanley, R-N.Y., on June 19, 1944, was the first to propose that employers be required to pay women equal pay for equal work. (From National Archives)
* Original text of act (from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission): @
* With amendments (from EEOC): @
* "Facts About Equal Pay and Compensation Discrimination" (from EEOC): @
* Kennedy's remarks (from The American Presidency Project): @
* "Kennedy Signs Women's Equal Pay Measure" (Associated Press): @
* "The Wage Gap Over Time" (1960-2011, from National Committee on Pay Equity): @ 
* "April 9 is Equal Pay Day" (from National Women's History Museum): @

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