WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all of the U.S., Republicans are pushing legislation that aims to protect Americans who oppose these unions on religious grounds.
Believing that marriage is between one man and one woman whose unions are for the sole purpose of procreation, Republican members of Congress are about to propose what they are calling the ‘First Amendment Defense Act‘ that creates a license for employers to discriminate against, and fire women for getting pregnant outside of wedlock.
The bill specifically protects those who believe that marriage is between “one man and one woman” or that “sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.” Ian Thompson, a legislative representative at the American Civil Liberties Union, said that in addition to targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, the bill “clearly encompasses discrimination against single mothers” and would hobble the ability of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal body that protects women from sex-based discrimination, to act.
The bill would, unfortunately, also discriminate against single women impregnated by married members of Congress. After all, the law applies to everyone. No exceptions.