There is no legitimate reason why women in general, and particularly women of color, should make less money simply by virtue of their gender. If you claim to be pro-family, pro-life, how can you sit with penalizing women because they can give birth? This is often the excuse used to explain the wage gap. We either are an egalitarian society or we are not. There is no in between. I should be properly compensated for my time, effort, and expertise, just like a man would be.