Why Doesn’t America Have An Equal Rights Amendment?

Tessa Roy
Tessa Roy
Jun 6, 2016 · 15 min read

Former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Murphy remembers the first time she discovered the gender pay gap. She was a college student working for the federal government during the summer, when in casual conversation, she discovered her male coworker’s pay grade was higher than hers.

“My boss explained to me that [my male coworker] had ‘management potential.’ Evidently…