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CLARIFICATION to Parent Position on a thread about Barack Obama.

The problem is that cases of discrimination in compensation can rarely be proven on an "individual basis".  If an employer engages in systematic discrimination across a population, then those are a) easy to observe and b) already subject to class action to lawsuits.  On an individual basis the defense of "competence" differences can always be raised, which is one of the dangers of legislating equal pay, for *anyone*.  Not just between men and women.  As a special interest group, women simply feel more entitled to that legislation than men. 

It is quite revealing when over half the population is referred to as a "special interest group." That aside, you cannot have a class action lawsuit without the support of individual cases of discrimination. The Fair Pay act ensures that all cases of discrimination (not limited to gender discrimination), even as part o...
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