Thursday, July 3, 2014

Anti-Gay Groups Already Trying to Leverage SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Ruling

Every gay person and supporter who paid attention to the Hobby Lobby case at the Supreme Court likely predicted this. If you give corporations religious exemptions to law (and still, I can't get over that a corporation can have a religion*), it will spread to subjects far afield of the birth control argument that was the point of the case. Of course anti-gay corporate owners would try to leverage the decision into skirting public accommodation laws! And that is likely just the tip of the iceberg.

*By the way, now that corporations can have their own religious beliefs, I've got to wonder: Do corporations take communion? Do they get confirmed? Do they get circumcised? Do they have souls? Can they go to hell?

Image from source, Talking Points Memo

Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Orgs Want Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order

The day after the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, a group of religious leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he exempt them from a forthcoming executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people. The letter, first reported by The Atlantic, was sent on Tuesday by 14 representatives, including the president of Gordon College, an Erie County, Pa., executive and the national faith vote director for Obama for America 2012, of the faith community. . .

Read more at: Talking Points Memo


  1. I think the difference is that Hobby Lobby was pretty much family owned and large corporations with hundreds and thousands of shareholders would not qualify for the exemptions under the Supreme Court ruling.

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