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Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Wrong Box

It's a close race as to which is the worst decision of the modern Supreme Court.  I can think of several contenders, but right now, Hobby Lobby v. Burwell is running away with the prize:

Legislators in Oklahoma have taken the freakout over the Obama administration's guidance on accommodating transgender students to a new level with legislation aimed at undermining the guidelines and a resolution calling for the President's impeachment.

Legislation introduced on Thursday by Republican lawmakers in the state senate and house would provide religious accommodations for students who do not want to share a bathroom with transgender students.

Schools would have to provide a restroom only used by people with the same sex "as identified at birth" for students who request a religious accommodation, and the bill states that letting those students use a single-occupancy restroom "shall not be an allowable accommodation."
Because, you know, whatever we don't like now, we have to overrule with an accommodation to someone's religious fee-fees.  Which has already become "whatever I say it is, and you can't question it!"

Dahlia Lithwick thinks the Supremes can't function with an even number of Justices.  I still think they just don't want to revisit Hobby Lobby and have to justify it; because they can't.


Blogger June Butler said...

The president simply issued a clarification of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination according to gender in institutions that receive federal funds.

How in heaven's name will the bathroom laws be enforced? I shudder to think...

The nonsense will continue until the Hobby Lobby decision is reversed, if that ever happens.

4:58 PM  
Blogger June Butler said...

Lawdy, Lawdy, I just saw this. Discrimination extends to the grave.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Rmj said...

Even in the face of death the living have their concerns about propriety. "Go and sin no more" is an empty phrase then, but still we enforce it, eh?

12:18 PM  

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