But Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has an anti-rape amendment to the defense bill that may not make it into law.
The amendment would:
prohibit the Pentagon from hiring contractors whose employment contracts prevent employees from taking work-related allegations of rape and discrimination to court.
Defense contractors, the White House, and the defense department are not in favor.
Why? Good question. I’m glad I asked it. Defense contractors might worry that such an amendment opens them up for lawsuits. But how to explain the opposition of the DOD and the White House? I don’t have an answer for that. Do you?
Just to refresh your memory as to why this is important — in case this is a topic about which you are on the fence, go here.
And thanks, Current, for the link.