Huffington Post: “Bill That Lets Bosses Fire Single Women For Getting Pregnant Gains Steam”
House Republicans’ new bill would allow discrimination against single, pregnant women in the name of “religious freedom.” It’s beyond sexist.
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This is almost too outrageous to believe.
In the wake of the Supreme Court decision for marriage equality, Republicans are rushing to hack into the ruling and roll back progress.
Their latest bill allows businesses to deny service or fire employees in the name of “religious freedom.” And it doesn’t only affect LGBT Americans — it also invites discrimination against single mothers.
That’s not an exaggeration: If an employer doesn’t believe in sex out of wedlock, the Republicans’ new bill would allow them to legally fire a single woman just for being pregnant.
It’s regressive. It’s disgusting. And Republicans in the House are rushing to support it.
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Over half of Republicans in the House have already indicated their support for the bill. They could vote as early as this month.
Given the GOP’s longstanding assault on women’s rights and marriage equality, this bigoted legislation could actually pass.
If you’re as upset about this as we are, please add your name. Let’s get 50,000 Democrats to denounce the Republicans.