Rocky Anderson on Civil Rights
Justice Party challenger for President; former mayor of Salt Lake City
OBAMA: The first bill I signed was something called the Lilly Ledbetter bill.
ANDERSON: Inequity in the workplace is just part of a larger picture of inequity systemically in this country that impacts women in so many ways. Lilly Ledbetter was a great beginning, but you don't just leave everybody to their own devices, say, "OK, you've got the tools now to go out and sue if you're not being paid equally for equal work." We need good enforcement by those in government charged with enforcement. And with these two corporate candidates, we'll never be able to trust in that, any more than we've seen good enforcement against those who committed massive fraud on Wall Street. The Obama administration hasn't prosecuted one person on Wall Street for that financial fraud.
A: Strongly Support
They must enroll their domestic partners and their children by Nov. 30. Mayor Rocky Anderson signed an executive order in September which provides domestic-partner benefits to city-government employees including those who are part of same-sex relationships.
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