In addition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act in 1963.
This act required equal pay for equal work, although it did not include all jobs.
The law was extended to cover executives and professionals in 1972, but it still did not help the many women who were domestics and agricultural workers.
In 1974 Congress finally said domestic workers had to be paid the minimum wage, more than twenty-five years after factory workers won this right.
A 1978 law banned job discrimination against pregnant women.