They gave it to your employer. From now on, thanks to Hobby Lobby, your employer can screw you anyway they want, and say their religion is the reason. The Right-Wingnut “Justices” all ruled against your liberty and in favor of the right of government and big business to run every intimate aspect of your life. Your boss’s religious freedom is more important than yours:
The majority opinion, written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, said such a mandate infringes on religious freedom, and therefore can be waived by certain business owners.
But in a blistering, 35-page dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, joined by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, lambasted the majority opinion—delivered by five male justices—as “a decision of startling breadth” that would allow corporations to “opt out of any law … they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.”
The majority view “demands accommodation of a for-profit corporation’s religious beliefs no matter the impact that accommodation may have on third parties who do not share the corporation owners’ religious faith—in these cases, thousands of women employed by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga or dependents of persons those corporations employ,” wrote Ginsburg,
This ain’t just about birth control, and it ain’t just about women. It’s about the rights of the citizens being trampled by the rich and powerful. It’s about the worker’s religious freedom being trumped by their employer’s. It’s about the government and Big Business sticking their noses into our bedrooms, doctor’s offices and churches (three places We The People want to keep private). It’s about the loss of our freedoms. It’s about the government taking control of our private lives.
Let’s put it plain: the five Republican nutjobs who took away your Constitutional rights were appointed by Republican Presidents and confirmed by mostly Republican Senators. To use a fave Repub phrase: “Republicans hate you, and they hate your freedoms”. Vote for them if you want more of your liberties ripped away.
Vote against them if you would once again live as free men and women. Your choice has rarely been so stark. Or consequential.
PS: The Supremes fucked us all over again yesterday with another anti-worker judgement. More on that later.