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Organization founder claims equal pay hurts women’s chances for finding husbands

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Many women may not be happy with what the founder of a “pro-family” organization said about equal pay between men and women.

The Huffington Post reports Phyllis Schlafly, founder of Eagle Forum claimed providing women with equal pay for equal work would deter their chances of finding a “suitable mate.”

“While women prefer to HAVE a higher-earning partner, men generally prefer to BE the higher-earning partner in a relationship.” said Schlafly in her Christian Post op-ed article. “Suppose the pay gap between men and women were magically eliminated. If that happened, simple arithmetic suggests that half of women would be unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate.”

Schlafly went on to say that they pay gap may even strengthen marriages.

“The pay gap between men and women is not all bad because it helps to promote and sustain marriages.” said Schlafly.

Shlafly’s article comes days after the Senate blocked a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act.