Nightly News   |  June 10, 2013

Wage gap endures 50 years after Equal Pay Act

Five decades after the law aimed at eliminating the gap between what men and women earn, women still only make about 77 cents for every dollar men earn. NBC’s Lester Holt reports

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>>> also 50 years ago that the equal pay act became law in this country, signed by president john f. kennedy and aimed at eliminating the gap between what men and women earned. at that time, women made 59 cents for every dollar men earned. president obama noted at a ceremony in the white house that the goal still hasn't been reached, with women earning 77 cents for every dollar men earn. the president says it's time that gap is closed.