The Blunt Amendment, which would allow an employer to deny health coverage for anything based on religious or moral objections, was defeated in the Senate, 51 to 48.
Thank you to Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine for voting against it.
Thumbs down to Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska for voting for it, as did Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.
You’re going to be sorry, Scott Brown.
President Obama’s compromise on contraception took care of the Catholic Church’s objections. It actually made things much easier for the Church than existing law in many states, which the Church lives with.
This issue now has nothing to do with freedom of religion and everything to do with politics. Knock yourself out, GOP, it’s ultimately a loser for you.