Hobby Lobby Made Indiana's Religious Discrimination Bill Possible

Yesterday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed SB 101 into law, a "religious freedom" bill that will allow business owners in the state to discriminate against whoever they please. A dozen other states are considering similar measures, but in the meantime, let's consider how we got here: the Supreme Court's terrible… » 3/27/15 9:50am 3/27/15 9:50am

SCOTUS Orders Lower Court to Reconsider Notre Dame Birth Control Case

University of Notre Dame really, really doesn't want to cover birth control pills for its employees and students, and it doesn't have to. But it also doesn't want to be forced to fill out a two-page form opting out of birth control coverage, because that too is somehow an infringement of the school's religious… » 3/10/15 10:50am 3/10/15 10:50am

Guantanamo Detainee Uses Hobby Lobby Ruling to Refuse Female Guards

In yet another repurposing of June's Hobby Lobby ruling, Guantanamo detainee Walid Bin Attash is using the Supreme Court's decision to refuse female escorts within the prison. Bin Attash's decision to stay within his cell rather than be led by women guards to his counsel meetings could have unforeseen effects on his… » 10/22/14 7:10pm 10/22/14 7:10pm

White House Has a Plan to Keep Your Boss' Hands Off Your Birth Control

Some American corporation-people (and religious non-profits!) believe that their sincere God-related prudery trumps women's right to affordable contraception. The Supreme Court agrees with them. And so the White House has been forced to make two major changes to the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate in order… » 8/22/14 6:00pm 8/22/14 6:00pm

Satanists Repurpose Hobby Lobby Ruling to Combat Anti-Choice Idiocy

Just one month ago, the Supreme Court ruled that closely-held corporation-people can opt out of following laws that they find incompatible with their "sincerely held religious beliefs." But what if you are a person whose sincerely held religious beliefs include "not being made to entertain political garbage-nonsense… » 7/28/14 4:00pm 7/28/14 4:00pm

POTUS to Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Order

On Monday, President Obama is scheduled to sign an executive order shielding LGBTQ workers from discrimination within federal government-affiliated companies. The directive will also specifically protect federal workers from discrimination on the basis of gender identity but it will not exempt religious groups. » 7/21/14 11:40am 7/21/14 11:40am

Unsurprisingly, Hobby Lobby Also Discriminates Against Trans People

Hobby Lobby isn't exactly on everyone's "best corporate friend forever" list at the moment. While the case of insurance coverage of contraception has been getting all the attention, there is in fact more discrimination to be found! A transgender employee who has been with the company for sixteen years has been… » 7/17/14 11:22pm 7/17/14 11:22pm

Your Employers Must Tell You If They Think You're a Babykilling Slut

After the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision went down, many women wondered if they would suddenly find themselves at the mercy of their boss's heretofore unknown beliefs that women who take birth control are abortion-happy harlots. Unfortunately, the answer is still yes. Fortunately, thanks to new rules set forth… » 7/17/14 3:15pm 7/17/14 3:15pm

Megyn Kelly Finds Nancy Pelosi Guilty of Sexism for Critiquing SCOTUS

During a press conference Thursday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Americans "should be afraid" of the Supreme Court as it stands now, due to the fact that cases like Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. are being decided by a predominantly conservative male court. Megyn Kelly thinks this is sexism. » 7/11/14 11:00am 7/11/14 11:00am

Fun Craft Idea: Pro-Choice Trolling in Hobby Lobby Aisles

Hobby Lobby is a large corporation-person whose interests include crafting, God and denying women affordable contraception access. If you're miffed that this chain retailer is a more of a person than actual human women and looking for a simple and sort-of-fun way to stick it to the corporation-Man, then look no… » 7/08/14 5:15pm 7/08/14 5:15pm

Thank God (Yes, THAT God) for the Women of the Supreme Court

Remember when Samuel Alito said that the Hobby Lobby ruling isn't a big deal? Because at least non-profits can "opt out" of providing birth control by signing a form, and then the insurer can directly cover it instead. Now Alito is saying these opt outs are unconstitutional as well, and the women justices are FURIOUS. » 7/04/14 12:00pm 7/04/14 12:00pm