The Roberts Court granted review of two cases challenging the birth control benefit to decide the question of whether or not corporations have religious exercise rights.
In briefs filed Monday, both the Obama administration and the retail craft giant Hobby Lobby urged the Roberts Court to take up the challenges to the contraception mandate.
The problem with the birth control benefit debate is that few are thinking about the competing religious liberty rights of women.
The ugly reality is that this entire battle over the contraception mandate is about something bigger. It’s about private businesses and corporations creating a legal loophole that allows them to opt out of an array of worker protections and other regulations, all by citing “religious freedom” as a reason.
A host of new lawsuits, including a class-action challenge, look to take down the Obama administration’s compromise rule for religiously affiliated nonprofits.
Should Republican state Rep. Paul Wieland’s lawsuit succeed, it would create precedent for other individuals to sue as a way to opt out of contraceptive coverage under Obamacare.
Now that the administration has finalized the rules related to contraception coverage, nonprofit religiously-affiliated entities are restarting their legal challenges.
In ruling Hobby Lobby can be considered a “person” with religious rights, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals is heading down a dangerous path.
Legal contraception for single people has been a fight for over 40 years, and the latest challenges suggest the fight isn’t ending soon.
A federal court strikes a bunch of abortion restrictions in Idaho, while another for-profit company tries and fight the birth control benefit.