> I don't like the idea of prospective employers requiring such information.
Same thing with employees that want Facebook passwords and also do credit checks. Same thing with personality and psychological tests and other crap like that.
I love that stuff. I _WANT_ to have the the ability for employers to demand that stuff.
Want to know why?
Because getting a new job and moving to a new location is such a stressful life changing event. I want to make sure that my employer is not a huge asshole before I commit to them. Requiring these sort of things make it very easy to spot who the assholes are and thus it makes it easy to avoid them.