Bill filed to require equal pay for Mississippi women

Named after the late former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Gandy, a bill filed in the Mississippi House on Wednesday would ensure women receive pay equal to men.

“We recognize the importance of taking the necessary measures to prohibit wage discrimination against women, because we believe it is fair that women be paid the same amount that a man in the same job position would be paid for the same work,” said state Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, author of the bill. He, and others have filed similar legislation in past years.

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