Reprinted from The New York Times by The Associated Press on March 8, 2019.
Players for the US women’s national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay that is equitable to that of their male counterparts.
The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women’s World Cup in France.
The players allege that they have been subject to ongoing “institutionalized gender discrimination,” including unequal pay, despite having the same job responsibilities as players on the men’s national team. The 28 members of the current national team player pool joined in the class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, which was filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. …