Equal pay was a rallying cry as the U.S. Women National Team’s (USWNT) was honored with ticker-tape parade through the streets of New York City on Wednesday. Team USA was celebrating its second consecutive World Cup victory — and its triumphant performance has called fresh attention to the . Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was in the parade with the all-stars, actually did something about pay equality during the festivities.
Cuomo signed legislation that expands the state’s equal pay laws to “prohibit unequal pay on the basis of a protected class for all substantially similar work.” The law will also forbid employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history, a statement on the governor’s website explains.
Cuomo tweeted the news Wednesday morning, sharing a photo of himself with the newly-singed legislation at the USWNT World Cup celebration in lower Manhattan.