In the name of religious belief.

Great letter from the ACLU in the NYT today:

‎The continuing objections to the contraception requirement are only the most prominent of a series of objections to anti-discrimination rules in the name of religion. All across the country, we see inns and bakeries closing their doors to same-sex couples, religious schools firing employees who are unmarried and pregnant, and nurses protesting even taking the blood pressure of abortion patients — all in the name of religious beliefs.

Real religious freedom gives to all the right to make personal decisions about how they practice their religion or don’t. It doesn’t give them the right to impose their beliefs on others or to use religion as an excuse to discriminate by closing the door — of their office, emergency room or bakery — because they disagree with the person seeking services.

I’ve written about this before.


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