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“It’s a really exciting time,” said Andrea Johnson, senior counsel for state policy at the National Women’s Law Center, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that advocates for women’s equality. “Progress has been stalled in Congress and at the federal level, but things have really been happening at the state level.”
As the Trump administration has rolled back laws meant to promote equal pay for men and women and taken aim at federal discrimination protections such as Title IX, states are moving to fill the gaps, Johnson said.
It’s not just blue states like California and New York that are taking action. Mississippi has been considering a law to address pay disparities between men and women, Johnson said. “It’s not only about women, it’s about their families, too. It’s incredibly important to overall economic well-being and it’s really exciting to see states stepping up.”