Five members of the U.S. women's soccer team filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation for wage discrimination Thursday morning. In the filing, the players allege they are paid almost four times less than the men's team despite generating almost $20 million more in revenue in 2015.
As you may imagine -- or have seen if you've spent any time on social media -- the lawsuit has garnered attention worldwide and support from fellow athletes, fans and celebrities alike. However, two such celebrities might stand out slightly from the rest: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
The Democratic presidential hopefuls both took to Twitter to voice their backing of the USWNT, and for equal pay for all women.
The time is long overdue for pay equity in this country. I believe that they will win. https://t.co/f7sYev9VFB— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 31, 2016
It is wrong that women are paid less than men for doing the same work. We've gotta move forward and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act into law.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 31, 2016
Wouldn't want to face these women on the field or in the courtroom. Every woman deserves equal pay. https://t.co/RBuAFtgpDS— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 31, 2016
None of the three remaining republican candidates have yet to comment on the suit. But rest assured, I'll keep a diligent watch on their accounts.
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