The Corner

A Set Back for Women’s Equality

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) scolds the Supreme Court for its unanimous decision to reject a bogus discrimination suit:

Today’s Supreme Court decision sets back the cause of equality for women and for all Americans in the workplace and in our society. And it will make it more difficult for workers to come together to fight claims of gender discrimination.

The Democratic Congress took a critical step forward in the fight for equal pay when we passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act – the first bill President Obama signed into law – restoring the right of women and other workers to challenge unfair pay in court. But it was not enough.

Today’s ruling underscores the need to act boldly and strongly on behalf of women’s rights: we must pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work. It is a matter of fundamental fairness in our nation, and we must work – in the courts and in Congress – to correct this injustice throughout our country.

As far as I know, this statement is the real thing, and not the work of some Pelosi impersonator/comedienne, but given the facts of the case, it’s bordering on self-parody. Even for Pelosi.

Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...

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