Addicting Info - House Republicans Vote to Allow Employers to Fire Women for Using Birth Control
What if a male employee used a condom?
House Republicans quietly voted to overturn a local D.C. law last night that bars discrimination against women who exercise their reproductive rights.
The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act became law in 2014 but anti-women Republicans introduced H.J. Resolution 43 to destroy it. Raw Story contributor Joan Schipp described the debate and her own effort to report on it:
Thursday’s House floor debate kicked off after 9:00 PM. Before I entered the doors to the House Gallery, I complied with a police request to forfeit all my electronic devices. I inquired if I could get a press pass so I could take pictures. After a few radio calls, officials on the scene told me I could not have a press pass. So I relinquished my phone and proceeded to go in the Gallery anyway.
In addition, Schipp was also prohibited from taking notes by hand, meaning that if you wanted to know what House Republicans were up to, CSPAN was the only option.