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Obama's first law named after Alabama woman

An Alabama woman watched as President Barack Obama signed his first legislation into law, and it's named in her honor.

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act nullifies a 2007 Supreme Court decision that gave workers only 180 days to file a pay discrimination lawsuit. Now it's easier for workers to sue their employers in pay-discrimination cases.

Shortly after the singing,  the first lady hosted Lilly Ledbetter who sued Goodyear in North Alabama because she wasn't paid at the same rate her male co-workers.

The new bill extends the statute of limitation for filing a lawsuit an extra 180 days for every discriminatory paycheck received.

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