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reply to post by pavil
The fact that the city council consists largely of democrats does not mean they are always taking "liberal" decisions. The political ideology of the party does not necessarily mean they are always making decisions according to the political ideology (although Democrats are not liberals). Right wingers can sometimes take left-wing decisions and the opposite.
This particular decision is conservative one, whoever took it.
So . . . . um. . . . you don't need parents permission to get an abortion at the age of 15, you can buy the "day after pill" over the counter at 13. . . . . . yet you're not mature enough to purchase cigarettes until 21?
Our world is so screwed up.
ETA; I think we can safely say, "Welcome to Obamacare". Where the government can now step in an arbitrarily impose standards and limits to anything that they might deem as unhealthy.edit on 31-10-2013 by beezzer because: (no reason given)