Last month, the White House announced that it was drafting legislation to prohibit companies from refusing to hire or promote workers simply because they have children.

The legislation is a new low for anti-discrimination law. It’s the first time that a civil rights bill has been proposed primarily because it polls well — so let’s call it the “Parents’ Act for Non-Discrimination in Employment Relations” (PANDER). The Clinton administration’s motives aside, the bill is bad policy and unconstitutional to boot.

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