I did a triple take on the Gleaner’s headline in bold “Sex Police” as penned by Erica Virtue. Jamaica when I last checked is not a theocracy and to force female staff members in particular at the upscale Andrews Memorial Hospital to sign under pain of loss of job (security) is wrong if not illegal. Bearing in mind this denomination also cried during the Bain matter especially of freedom of speech thwarting by LGBT lobbyists but here there are imposing rules that impinge on the rights of a single woman in particular while overlooking men. Talk about privileging testosterone in the establishment.
Erica Virtue wrote:
So are we to conclude that unmarried women would not be employed at the institution and if a single woman were to access treatment at the facility they would be denied if she cannot show how she got pregnant or will the hospital ask for her to prove same? The items such as those that are already illegal are understandable such as fraud but fornication and other biblical sins is just plain wrong, who are the hospital officials to judge?
I do hope the angered relative and others take this matter to court as this is clearly to me a good case but how slow and expensive our systems are this could take another lifetime to get properly heard.
The principle of separation of church and state still stands.
Peace & tolerance