Utah Representative Stuck In 1955 On Equal Pay – Send The Tardis Please

Utah just loves to party like it’s 1953. Now, a Republican there is blatantly saying that women should stay at home. James Green, the now former vice chair of the Wasatch County Republican Party, wrote a letter to the editor about the equal pay issue.

James Green’s letter to the editor said in part:

“If businesses are forced to pay women the same as male earnings, that means they will have to reduce the pay for the men they employ, simple economics. If that happens, then men will have an even more difficult time earning enough to support their families, which will mean more Mothers will be forced to leave the home (where they may prefer to be) to join the workforce to make up the difference.”

The law that he is referring to is the proposed S.B. 210, which would commission a study to determine if there is a pay gap.

State Rep. Tim Quinn, a Republican who represents Utah’s 54th district, said, in part:

“I am shocked and appalled to learn how James Green feels about equal pay for women. I don’t know where this belief came from. I do not subscribe publicly or privately to the words or the spirit behind these words, thoughts or ideas. Of course, the Wasatch County Republican Party and I are for equal pay and rights for all people.”

This is ridiculous. Do they not know it’s 2017?!

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