President Obama Signs Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act

1090 Words Sep 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Women have always been treated unfairly and unequally in history but there were many occasions when people joined together to make legislative changes. In 1848, a convention held in New York brought a call to action making 12 resolutions that people wanted to see happen to provide women with the same amount of respect men had and the same rights. Later on in the nineteenth century Colorado is the first state to give women the right to vote which led to other states following in Colorado’s foot steps. All these changes are continuing on into the present from 2009, President Obama signs Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act which allows women who feel they have been paid unfairly to file a claim to bring attention and get their fair amount to in 2013 when a Defense Secretary named Leon Panetta stated women in the military would now be slowly getting roles they were never allowed to be in before. All of these acts and laws are gradual but throughout time they increase to make a difference in someone 's future. From the nineteenth century to the present women 's rights has been a long journey, with the help of investigative journalism inequality between genders was exposed to help with fairness and help shape legislative change. Starting in the nineteenth century women’s rights was a very hushed subject, it wasn’t really talked about because everyone thought of women as being the homemakers, taking care of the family and making meals while the men went out and worked. During…

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