|Texas GOP candidate opposes easier equal pay suits|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott would not sign a measure to make it easier for women to bring pay discrimination lawsuits in state court, a spokesman said Wednesday in an apparent effort to get past an issue that has dogged the campaign for weeks.
Abbott, the state’s current attorney general, previously refused to take a position on the proposed law known as the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which extends the statute of limitations for bringing lawsuits when an employer paid a person less because of their gender, race or religion.
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