County asks judge to strike down expanded religious refusal rule | Town Square | Palo Alto Online |

Town Square

Post a New Topic

County asks judge to strike down expanded religious refusal rule

Original post made on Sep 13, 2019

Santa Clara County, San Francisco, the state of California and an array of medical groups asked a federal judge on Thursday to strike down an expanded version of a measure known as the religious refusal rule.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 13, 2019, 5:16 PM

Comments (6)

16 people like this
Posted by MAGA
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 13, 2019 at 5:27 pm

Not treating an emergency room patient because you do not like their religion is evil


Like this comment
Posted by Simple Solution
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 13, 2019 at 6:15 pm

[Post removed.]


18 people like this
Posted by WWJD
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 13, 2019 at 6:18 pm

- Not treating an emergency room patient because you do not like their religion is evil

I don't have time to read this, but I'm thinking: must be some fringe religion. Any religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ would never dream of doing such evil...


8 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 16, 2019 at 12:51 pm

As the parent of a trans child, I am very proud of our County and State for standing against this discriminatory ruling. It is unfathomable to me that our Justice Department is supporting it. Please, let's all stand together against any form of discrimination.


2 people like this
Posted by Healthcare VS Wedding Cakes
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 16, 2019 at 1:18 pm

In terms of healthcare, there is no room for discrimination based on religious grounds.

On the other hand and in reference to that baker who refused to sell a lesbian couple a wedding cake, he shouldn't have been prosecuted for that.

Don't retail food establishments have the right to refuse service? And besides, it was just a wedding cake. No big deal.

If I was the baker with those particular sentiments, I would have baked them their cake to make money off the transaction but refused to put the little plastic lesbian couple figurines atop the cake...they could do that themselves.


2 people like this
Posted by Martin Niemöller
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 16, 2019 at 2:22 pm

First they came for the "little plastic lesbian couple figurines"...


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

Los Altos's State of Mind opening NYC-inspired pizza shop in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 12 comments | 7,763 views

Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.
By Sherry Listgarten | 12 comments | 2,497 views

Wait, wait – we’re working on it
By Diana Diamond | 17 comments | 2,009 views

My Pet Peeves
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 7 comments | 1,571 views

Goodbye toy stores
By Cheryl Bac | 3 comments | 794 views

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

Contest Details