Teen girl, toddler and mom holding ERA YES sign

As more Utah families are dual-income, equity in pay allows women and men to better care for their families.  Women make up 47% of people in the workplace, either by choice or by necessity.  Single women make up 60% of the workforce.  Yet, on average, women make salaries 80% that of their male counterparts, and 70% here in Utah.  With wage equality, women would not need to spend additional time at work to earn the same amount as men.  This would translate to more time elsewhere, such as at home with families — a great benefit for men, women and children.