The U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer earlier today for gender discrimination.
One part of the Nature of the Action reads:
“Despite the fact that these female and male players are called upon to perform the same job responsibilities on their teams and participate in international competitions for their single common employer, the USSF, the female players have been consistently paid less money than their male counterparts. This is true even though their performance has been superior to that of the male players – with the female players, in contrast to male players, becoming world champions.”
Alex Morgan is one of 28 current players listed as a plaintiff. In a statement reported by the Associated Press, she said:
“Each of us is extremely proud to wear the United States jersey, and we also take seriously the responsibility that comes with that. We believe that fighting for gender equality in sports is a part of that responsibility. As players, we deserved to be paid equally for our work, regardless of our gender.”
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