Friday, February 10, 2012

Heads Up, Catholic Bishops*

*...and other right wing lunatics - Mother Jones has bothered to pay attention.
In December 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that companies that provided prescription drugs to their employees but didn't provide birth control were in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prevents discrimination on the basis of sex. That opinion, which the George W. Bush administration did nothing to alter or withdraw when it took office the next month, is still in effect today—and because it relies on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, it applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. Employers that don't offer prescription coverage or don't offer insurance at all are exempt, because they treat men and women equally—but under the EEOC's interpretation of the law, you can't offer other preventative care coverage without offering birth control coverage, too

Since most American Catholics seem to ignore the Church on matters of birth control and while it is true for the Bishops that buggering alterboys doesn't result in pregnancy what you are trying for is to create a second class citizenry by virtue of employer.

But then it does seem that you don't much mind having second class citizens as the Confederate Party of Republicanism...

1 comment:

SEB said...

Equal rights under law. Now that is the answer! Incidentally if conservatives are so hot on saving money on Medicare etc. Why do they provide for Viagra for men? Equal rights--bah!