Close The Gender Wage Gap The very first law that President Obama signed upon taking office was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — a law designed to help close the gender wage gap. Women’s right to earn as much as their male counterparts for the same work is a critical goal. It’s a key part of President Obama’s legacy. And it’s one of the things Republicans refuse to move forward with. Closing the gender wage gap is the definition of a win-win-win policy. Businesses, families, and the economy will all benefit when all employees earn a full day’s pay for a full day’s work. President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Congressional Democrats continue to fight for pay equity. Join them. Sign the petition to support equal pay for equal work.