While the decision marked a devastating loss for reproductive rights and women's workplace equality, it's radical reach will likely radiate far beyond the pickets of the specific context raised in the case.
Are Millennials interested in battling over issues of sexual morality and religious freedom? Cultural boundaries have shifted dramatically over the past several decades.
There can be little doubt that this was a very good year for corporations, employers and fat cats. Meanwhile, racial minority groups were again reminded that the civil rights movement is a thing of the past.
When was the last time you asked your lesbian BFF what kind of birth control she uses? Your gay neighbor if any of his female lovers are on the pill? Your bisexual bowling league buddies... well, anything p-in-v related whatsoever?
Defensively, the five Catholic male Supreme Court justices in the majority took some time to insist that their ruling is narrow. Don't believe it. The decision is a radical departure from prior law with monumental implications.
Progressives can surely add to this list of issues that a Supreme Court with a liberal majority should address. Unfortunately, presidential candidates won't directly address these issues or the views of candidates they would appoint to the Supreme Court when vacancies arise
If meds and medical procedures related to women's sexual health can be exempt for reasons of religious belief, meds related to men's sexual health must also be exempt.
A blatant disregard for the reality of sexual behavior in America, coupled with the belief that one's religion trumps the healthcare needs of even conservative women, is the real story behind the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.
While experts strive to stem this immigration surge, one fundamental cause shouldn't be ignored: the Vatican's refusal to respect the rights of all women to make their own childbearing decisions.
Here's my question: If I worked for you, would you make an exception for my Loestrin prescription? Because if you didn't make that exception, I would not be able to work for you... not that I want to.
I cannot fault the owners of the closely held for-profit corporations and their lawyers for pressing their claims. That is the owners' right and their lawyers' duty. I can fault the five members of the Supreme Court who issued the decision.
The Supreme Court's decision to side with Hobby Lobby is a setback for all women, but particularly for many women of faith. Why? Well, let me count the ways.
In a matter of one week in the U.S. and Iran, authorities have made decisions that restrain women's right to control their bodies.
Since corporations are people now, I thought this corporation deserved a human breakup letter. Here it goes.
Is the primary business model of Christian companies to refrain from storing up for themselves treasures on earth, in favor of storing up for themselves treasures in heaven? (Matthew 6:19-20).