I've heard on the radio that this bill is the morally responsible thing to do and for that reason it should be done. This actually violates what the founders intended to be separation of church and state. I believe that they thought that society could regulate itself through its own religion or religions that happen to be running through society. This is why they said that the ten commandments should be our guide and at the same time say that the state should stay out of the religious affairs of the people as in separation of church and state. If you take a closer look at their philosophy of government it was that the state should not rule over the people. That role was for the people through their own conscience and moral restraint that they chose for themselves. The state was to protect certain aspects of the people's lives such as one's own life. The rest was to be done by the people as they chose for themselves and religion, morality, and self-restraint was to do the rest. Religion existed completely within the private sphere but the private sphere was to create its own rules on how society should function. This alone should be good enough but not everyone is capable of living safely with others so the public sphere could interject by protecting the people from those things. It never could restrain the people since that violate the concept of self-governance.