Bill Could Make It Legal To Fire Single Women For Getting Pregnant

By WENDY GITTLESON, Addicting Info – Forgetting, I guess, that Bristol Palin is some sort of right-wing role model, Republicans in Congress are putting forth a bill that would allow employers to fire single pregnant women – all in the guise of gay hating religious liberty. The First Amendment Defense Act protects discriminatory companies from being discriminated against in government contracts. The bill only protects businesses (gotta love this post-Citizens United world where businesses now have better constitutional rights than people) that believe (again, how does a business have a belief?) that marriage is between “one man and one woman” or that (and here’s where it gets even worse) “sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.” Interesting, they don’t mention divorce or eating pork. I guess only some religious beliefs are worthy of protecting. Ian Thompson of the ACLU argues that the bill would easily discriminate against single mothers, which goes...

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