You've got to admit, they have been squirming pretty well to justify their positions. I enjoyed the one lawmaker who said that legalizing gay marriage will open the opportunity for fraud and sham marriages between you and your same-sex roommate. Thank GOD, we wouldn't want to sully the institution of marriage with a bunch of sham engagements.
Again, Establishment Clause. Like I said, using religious doctrine (specifically Christian doctrine) as a justification for any law, much less an exception to the Equal Protection, is a clear attempt to establish religious belief as having legal merit.
Legislation Preventing Employers From Asking for Facebook Passwords Defeated
By Jason Koebler | April 18, 2013
Employers are still allowed to ask for employees' social media passwords after a late amendment failed.
A last-minute proposed amendment to the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act that would have made it illegal for employers or the federal government to ask for employees' or prospective employees' Facebook passwords was defeated in the House of Representatives 224-188 along party lines, with Democrats knocking it down.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter R-Colo. said he offered the amendment due to an emerging trend of companies asking for prospective employees' social media passwords before offering them a job. He said his amendment is similar to legislation that prevents employers from requiring polygraph tests as a condition of employment.
"Let me boil [it] down: these are two direct and simple paragraphs that say as a condition of employment, you can't be made to give up a password to your Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn accounts," Perlmutter said. "This thing has exploded. People are being asked for their private passwords to various social media networks."
Rep. Mike Rogers, D-Mich., sponsor of the CISPA bill, said Perlmutter's amendment was nothing more than an attempt to kill the law, a claim Perlmutter denied.
"This has nothing to do with our bill," Rogers said, suggesting the issue should be tackled with separate legislation.
Last year, Maryland became the first state to make it illegal for employers to ask for employees' Facebook passwords.