commented on The Pope Won't Judge—But People Who Work for Him Continue to Fire
As is often the case, I'm of two minds here.
One on hand, employees at Catholic Schools routinely sign contracts with "morals clauses" in them that warn them that they can be fired for private behaviors that violate Catholic doctrine. So Griffin, one one level or another, had to be aware of possible consequences.
On the other hand, nothing ever changes if people don't push back against stupid policies, so Griffin has my full support (and his principal will soon receive a letter from me).
As for Seattleblues ranting that the school was within its rights to protect kids from deviants and perversion: I would note that, according to Griffin, he wore a wedding band, had a recognized Civil Union, and the faculty and administration all knew he was gay. The principal apparently had no problem at all with exposing kids to a (gulp) homosexual on a daily basis. It was (GASP!) getting married that was the crime!
commented on $15 Minimum Wage Opponents Have Already Lost the Debate
@26. In the world I live in, when expenses go up, the business owner raises prices a bit to maintain a profit margin. I'd happily pay $7 instead o f $6 for a fast food combine if I knew it meant the burger- flippers had a living wage.
commented on SLLLOTD: Tenure Track
An awkward situation, but LW isn't doing anything underhanded. He should just relax and enjoy the weekend.
commented on New Study Pegs Washington State Living Wage at $16.04 to $30.46 an Hour
@3 and 4: No kids, and the husband's gift will cost about $225. But his parents and step parents are still alive, plus we both have multiple siblings, plus the multiple siblings have multiple kids. Add in some uncles, aunts and cousins to whom we are close, and even at $10-20 per head, we'll hit $700-800 real quick.
With a couple of kids the cost would skyrocket : a bicycle, a gamenox and some games, maybe an I -pad, some stocking stutters. You get the picture.