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In a press conference held before the celebratory ticker-tape parade for the U.S. women's national team kicked off in lower Manhattan, New York governor Andrew Cuomo took a stand for equal pay, signing the new "Equal Pay for Equal Work" legislation into law on the streets of New York City.
“There is no rationale that the women should not get paid what the men get paid,” Cuomo said, per assembled media. “...We say to the U.S. Soccer league and we say to FIFA, if you don’t pay women what you pay men, then you have no business in the state of New York.”
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Cuomo thanked the team for helping to lead the fight for equality. Cuomo accompanied the team on the float thereafter, joining in as the team chanted for equitable compensation.
The team continued their charge during the parade, passing around a sign that read, "Parades are cool. Equal pay is cooler."
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