Corporations are not people

03/25/2014 1:03 PM

03/26/2014 11:44 AM

Re "Corporations try to impose beliefs on birth control" (Editorial, March 25): Corporations are not people. They are fictitious entities allowed by the state.

They receive many privileges, including the protection of owners and shareholders from liability. While I agree the U.S. Supreme Court should reject the arguments of corporations trying to impose their religious beliefs on their employees, I would not be surprised if the conservative John Roberts-led court ruled in corporations' favor.

If court does so, corporations should be stripped of the special privileges afforded to them, unless there is a way to exclude those protections from those claiming religious exemptions. Corporations shouldn't be allowed to discriminate and then claim discrimination against them on religious grounds. They can't have it both ways.

-- Joseph Slabbinck, Citrus Heights

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