1937 July 26

Wife No Longer the First Fired: Congress Repeals 1933 Law


Congress on this day repealed a law, passed in 1933, which required that if both members of a married couple worked for the federal government and layoffs were necessary, the wife would be the one fired. The offensive law was Section 213 of the 1933 Economy Act.

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