Earlier today, the Senate narrowly defeated a proposal called the Blunt Amendment that would have allowed employers and health care insurers to opt out of paying for birth control (and other medical services) if it is contrary to their religious beliefs. The vote was 51 to 48, with Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine the sole Republican to support it.
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) proposed this amendment in response to the Obama administration’s decision that if a religiously affiliated employer refuses to cover the cost the cost of birth control, the tab must be picked up by the insurer. Democrats countered that Obama’s compromise should suffice and that the Blunt amendment would give employers power to make medical decisions for their employees. Keep reading »
It’s no secret we like our hunky actors just macho enough that they’ll jump in to break up a street fight. But when a “violent brawl” broke out on Colin Firth’s flight back to London from the Oscars, his stiff upper lip British reserve kept him from Gosling-ing that shit. Keep reading »
You’ve probably read — on The Frisky or elsewhere — that religious employers are at odds with the Obama administration over the requirement, under the health care reform law, that insurers cover the cost of birth control if the employer itself — say, a Catholic school — refuses. These employers say it’s against their conscience to have insurers that cover birth control (despite the fact many do already, anyway). Now, someone cheeky over at the Tumblr for Obama’s reelection campaign mocked up this permission slip so employees can ask their bosses for permission to take contraception. Thankfully I work at The Frisky, where having lotsa sex and not getting preggo before you’re ready is encouraged! [BarackObama.Tumblr.com]
Giada-who? Rachael-what-now? Forget about the celebrity chefs you see on the Food Network — the recipes that get our mouths watering the most are usually by the woman we called “Grandma.” Little Old Lady Recipes is a collection of dishes that will do your Nana proud. Whether you need an appetizer, a main dish, or a dessert, there’s 100 here to choose from. Now turn off this computer and go give your grandma a call!