Next month, it will be 54 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 into law, which made it illegal for employers to discriminate against female workers based on their gender and to offer women a lower salary than their male coworkers' for the same type of work. This legislation and many other civil rights laws have helped close the gender wage gap in the United States — partially, at least. Back in 1963, women were paid only 59 cents for every dollar men got....


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