Lesbian Soccer star Megan Rapinoe is “in shock.” The anti-American captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team is speechless after a federal Judge – based in liberal California no less – squashed her hopes of a big fat raise. Her and teammate Alex Morgan promise “they are not going away and are not giving up,” CNN reports.
Megan Rapinoe shocked by court ruling
California’s federal District Judge R. Gary Klausner had the audacity to kick the female soccer player’s frivolous lawsuit right out of court. They don’t even have a leg to stand on, the judge writes, because the women made “more money than the men’s team.” Rapinoe can’t believe it. Both her and Morgan separately called the ruling a “shock.”
Morgan never saw it coming, “this decision was out of left field for us.” She thinks the Defense was just as surprised as they were but you can count on an appeal. “I think for both sides it was unexpected so we will definitely be appealing and moving forward,” she vows. Rapinoe is so discouraged, she may simply call it quits. Especially since the coronavirus “ended her days as an Olympian.”
The judge didn’t have any difficulty deciding that “members of the USWNT did not prove wage discrimination under the Equal Pay Act,” because “the women’s team played more games and made more money than the men’s team.” In other words, what harm did they suffer? None. Rapinoe doesn’t want to hear it. “Oh, ‘the women’s team made a little bit more,'” she sneers. While they did it, they also “won just about every single game that we’ve played in,” including two World Cups.
They could have had the same contract
At one point in the negotiations, there was a collective bargaining agreement on the table that would have given the women’s team “the same pay structure as the men’s team.” The women’s laughed at it. Under the CBA the women already have, they get paid “regardless of whether they play a match or not.” The men only get paid for actual time on the clock.
Rapinoe swears up and down she never saw that offer. “The men’s contract was never offered to us,” she insists. “If we were under the men’s contract we would be making three times more,” she whined to ABC. “When we went through our CBA, I think the judge in the court ruling alluded to this, that now that the contracts have played out we’re just saying that because we made less we would like to go to the men’s contract.”