~Women's Rights Timeline~
1963 ~ Congress passes the Equal Pay Act. This made it illegal for employers to pay women less money than men for the same job.
“To prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce. June 10, 1963 [S. 1409]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Equal Pay Act of 1963,". Equal Pay Act of 1963.”