Senator Barbara Mikulski often refers to the male senators who support women’s issues as “galahads.” Edward Kennedy has been among those senators. He has was a champion for women and families, a strong advocate for Title IX granting women greater participation in college sports; and more recently a leader in passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that ensures equal pay for equal work.
Kennedy said in a speech: “We all live on in the future we make.” He will indeed live on through his many good works for women.
We extend our sympathies to his family and friends and honor this champion for women on Women’s Equality Day.
Also in honor of Women’s Equality Day, President Obama issued a proclamation, which is available here.