Happy Constitution Day!
Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution, normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.
It is a day all Americans should give thanks for this glorious document.
Yet what do most people know about the Constitution?
You had to know it was coming. A San Francisco public high school has introduced a gay history class. The elective is eligible for one semester of course credit and can be used to fulfill the requirements for California public university admission.
The Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide free contraception coverage to female workers. Religious groups and their affiliates are exempt or may make accommodations. The reasoning is that these groups have religious reasons for opposing contraceptives.
A recent case has expanded this concept…a bit.
A new law passed in Rhode Island requires all seventh-grade students, who are generally about eleven years old, to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease (STD) prior to starting school in September. This is the controversial HPV vaccination. Opponents of the requirement make two compelling arguments…