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Old May 1st, 2015, 05:35 PM   #1
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House Votes to Allow D.C. Employers to

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Outrageous bill is Hobby Lobby on steroids.


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Last year, Washington, D.C. passed a landmark anti-discrimination law that would prevent employers from penalizing women for using birth control. Today, for the first time in over two decades, the House of Representatives voted to overrule a local law passed in the District, by choosing to overrule the new anti-discrimination law.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the issue was one of “religious liberty.” His Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) countered that the vote was an “outrageous intrusion into workers' personal lives” and “totally inconsistent with the anti-government rhetoric that we hear around here morning, noon and night.”

One possible motivation for the vote, which was largely symbolic, would be to court interest groups. One, the National Right to Life Committee, specifically called for a roll call vote so it would be able to rate members of Congress on how they voted.

The vote was largely along party lines, but 13 Republicans sided with the Democrats and three Democrats broke ranks to support the Republicans. The White House has already vowed a veto and it is unlikely it will even reach the president's desk.
More playing to the wing nuts. Poor teabagging republicans in the House; they know not what they do.
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That's some real pandering to the base going on there. And worse, IMO as big a waste of congress's time and taxpayer money as the 48th Benghazi investigation.
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That's some real pandering to the base going on there. And worse, IMO as big a waste of congress's time and taxpayer money as the 48th Benghazi investigation.
Agreed. More proof of the war on women, though. So it serves a democratic political purpose.
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It must be a liberal company.

They need more air-heads
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Fire Women for Using Birth Control
Outrageous bill is Hobby Lobby on steroids.


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More playing to the wing nuts. Poor teabagging republicans in the House; they know not what they do.
Are you serious or is this some kind of sick joke???
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Fire Women for Using Birth Control
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More playing to the wing nuts. Poor teabagging republicans in the House; they know not what they do.
It is unlikely it will even reach the Presidents desk

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Are you serious or is this some kind of sick joke???
Serious, I'm afraid. I don't do "sick jokes", I hope.
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Once again the Liberal wackos strike again.

Hobby Lobby PAYS for Birth Control.. with exception of 4 of the 20 types.

LW is off her meds again.
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Serious, I'm afraid. I don't do "sick jokes", I hope.
Why on earth would any employer think it any of their business whether or not an employee is using birth control???
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