You’ve got to check out this post in pictures at Feministe, first of all.
Then read the President’s remarks –
So signing this bill today is to send a clear message: that making our economy work means making sure it works for everybody; that there are no second-class citizens in our workplaces; and that it’s not just unfair and illegal, it’s bad for business to pay somebody less because of their gender or their age or their race or their ethnicity, religion or disability; and that justice isn’t about some abstract legal theory, or footnote in a casebook. It’s about how our laws affect the daily lives and the daily realities of people: their ability to make a living and care for their families and achieve their goals.
– as well as those of Michelle Obama and Lilly Ledbetter at the White House website.
Tears in my eyes.