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Congress / Pregnancy Disability Pay #47684

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 15, 1977
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(Studio) Congress begins bipartisan campaign to counter Supreme Court ruling that sick leave benefits do not have to be paid for pregnancy and it's not sex discrimination. Ruling involved General Electric Company employees.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Reaction and lobbying of women's rights groups to get laws reversing court ruling noted. 2 Senators and 1 Representative introduction amendment to Civil Rights Act of 1964 that would allow disability benefits for pregnancy. [Birch BAYH - explains amendment.] [Legis. supporter Susan ROSS - cites importance of legislature] Traditional male disabilities that currently bring benefits noted.

O'Brien, Tim;
Walters, Barbara

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