The U.S. Senate bill to over-rule the U.S. Supreme Court's decision about employer-provided birth control tanked.
That means, at least for now, there will be no Ledbetter-like federal legislation to nullify the ruling. As you may recall, Congress created the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in response to SCOTUS' decision that employees had only a very brief period of time to report wage discrimination.
As Bloomberg reports, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and state Senate Democratic Conference leader leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins are trying something else.
They want legislation which would make it a law for employers to inform employees about contraception coverage benefits. And they can't change that coverage for 90 days. That would be called the Reproductive Rights Disclosure Act. Here are the details from Bloomberg.
If that happens both Schneiderman and Stewart-Cousins will be superheroes. The Act could become the model for other state-level legislation to over-ride the SCOTUS decision in Hobby Lobby.
Women are very important in the midterm elections this fall.