Hobby Lobby Wake: Asking Employers for Their Religious Belief Statements

US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and US Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced a legislative remedy, the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act, to address the impact of the Hobby Lobby decision issued last week by the US Supreme Court. Her outstanding interview with Here and Now gives a great sense of the seriousness of this effort. It also amplifies how smart and savvy Murray is. Listen here and see a few snippets as well. My favorite:

“Should you, when you’re going out to apply for a job, ask what your corporation’s religious beliefs are? Corporations aren’t born with religious beliefs; people are. A corporation is a business entity, and I disagree with the Supreme Court’s rulings that are moving us to a place that say corporations are people. I think that is very troubling.”

The Third Way has issued a publication in support of Murray and Udall’s approach, if you’re looking for a bit more info on it.