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A federal court has sided with Aileen Rizo, who filed suit after realizing her male counterparts were being paid more. The ruling overrules a previous interpretation of the 1963 Equal Pay Act. Rizo is seen here with her daughters in a photo she provided to the AP in 2017. Aileen Rizo/AP hide caption

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Radio and television presenter John Humphrys outside BBC Broadcasting Housein 2006. Humphrys is one of four male hosts that the network says will receive a salary cut after revelations of a gender pay inequity at the network. Tim Graham/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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The pay equity law was passed — perhaps not coincidentally — a year after female candidates won nearly half the seats in Iceland's parliament, which is housed in the Althingishus in Reykjavík. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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States eyeing bills on salary history. Brittany Mayes/NPR hide caption

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Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs a pay equity act into law at the Massachusetts State House on Monday in Boston. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Massachusetts Joins State-Led Efforts On Equal Pay For Women

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States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage Gap

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President Obama speaks about the gap in pay between men and women on Friday, as he introduced a new proposal that would require large companies to disclose data about employee pay by race, gender and ethnicity. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Women stage a protest demanding equal pay for women at a 2012 rally in Miami. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

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From left: Nicholas Thomas, Rob Cooze and Mike Betson were among 18 men who won a pay discrimination claim against the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. Ben Wright/PA Photos /Landov hide caption

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