I may not approve of breeding but I have to give time off for having kids.
This is splitting hairs, but I think that companies are only required to offer leave through FMLA, which is applicable to several types of leave related to family.
I may prefer to avoid hiring black people, but I can't discriminate against them. I might not want to serve mexicans, but I will surely get in trouble if I don't
I don't see how this is similar. In this case you are discriminating based in race, in another, you are deciding not to provide a benefit to any of your employees.
I may want to consume peyote as a part of a religious ceremony, I would get arrested if I did.
I think a better analogy would be if the government made you buy and consume peyote for others.
There really isn't much precedent for government making people directly buy things for others. It's a little troubling.
I don't think this burden is much more burdensome than we already have.
It's not, but how many little dink and dunk regulations do they get to make before they become burdensome as a whole?
IMO, this is really the problem with big government. It's not really the big ticket items like healthcare and military spending. Those things at least have a prayer of being fixed.
It's the tiny little dings that our personal freedoms take every day that most people seem to be ok with.