Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked the reports Fairness Act,CBS News. The vote was 58-41, and 60 were needed to bypass the GOP.
That means that women will still have to wait for a level playing field in how they are paid. Ironically, it could also mean bad news for Republicans who oppose using litigation as a way to settle disputes and businesses that will do almost anything to prevent the hit to their brand and their pocketbook of gender discrimination lawsuits. Currently, Wal-Mart is faced with a whopper of such a suit.