I read about half the posts. So if I am repeating, my apologies. Several issues:
1) The employer is apparently now limited in how many such non-pork non-alcohol employees they can hire, or have on at any one time. "Sorry Muhammad, but I already have 3 Muslims on staff who won't do pork. But if you got a Lutheran friend who needs work, send them in".
2) Such employer is now liable to accomodate an employee who does not want to ring up birth control, correct ? Would we have a different response from folks were there a line that said "no birth control products in this line" ?
3) Going a step further, what of a pharmacy that refuses to stock any birth control products, to include perscription products such as morning after pills ? Clearly a larger step, but the same concept.
OBTW, there have been many pharmacies that, due to the religious beliefs of the owner, will not sell contraceptives. And there are states, such as Illinois, that have passed laws requiring at least the sale of prescription contraceptives in any licensed pharmacy in the state.
Yes, this one issue with this one employee in Wegmans is "cute". But it is the tip of a larger iceberg. I prefer a society where the owners do what they do, and you can take your money elsewhere if you want. But we already know that is not the standard allowed, at least where more liberal doctines prevail.