There's no pay gap between men and women at retailer The Gap. The company brought in a third-party consulting firm, 1-to-1 Ratio, reports BuzzFeed, and the gender/diversity consultant confirmed The Gap's equality claim after an audit.

The Gap chose to release the news on the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

BuzzFeed said there's a national trend toward gender equity in pay these days, although myriad studies, including one released in March by President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors, show that in general women are paid substantially less than men for the same work. The Council's study said that women overall earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns in a similar job. Other studies have shown that women who are their family's sole provider earn substantially less than sole-provider males.

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