Politics

Abbott Opposes Easier Equal Pay Lawsuits

View Comments
(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

1133928 Abbott Opposes Easier Equal Pay LawsuitsPick The Best Halloween Candy

181572784 8 Abbott Opposes Easier Equal Pay LawsuitsFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 Abbott Opposes Easier Equal Pay LawsuitsBikini Models Because We're Missing Summer

 alt=Celebrities And Their Dogs

cowb thumb Abbott Opposes Easier Equal Pay LawsuitsCowboys Cheerleaders

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says he would not sign a bill to make it easier for women to bring pay discrimination suits, hoping to get past an issue that has dogged his campaign for weeks.

A spokesman for the campaign told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the attorney general would not sign the proposed law known as the Lilly Ledbetter Act.

The act extends the statute of limitations for bringing lawsuits where an employer paid a person less because of their gender, race or religion.

Democrats began attacking Abbott on the issue after he refused to answer a question about the act in a televised interview. Since then, women acting as campaign surrogates for Abbott have made gaffes explaining why they opposed the law.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments