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Skip to comments.Supreme Court: Closely held companies canít be required to cover contraceptives
Posted on 06/30/2014 3:21:29 PM PDT by Welchie25
In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The court said that Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods, the two family-run companies that objected to the government mandate that employees be covered for a range of contraceptives, including drugs considered to be abortifacients, are protected from the requirement of the Affordable Care Act. The opinion essentially held that for-profit companies may hold protected religious views.
But the court also said that government requirements do not necessarily lose if they conflict with an employers religious beliefs.
The ruling is not a slam-dunk for all entities that oppose the contraceptive mandate for religious reasons. The court noted that cases challenging the mandate for nonprofit entities, such as Catholic colleges and faith-based employers, are pending and that the June 30 ruling doesnt consider them. The decision also did not delve into whether the private employers have religiously motivated protection from laws under the First Amendment.
It said the government failed to satisfy the requirement of RFRA, a 1993 law, that the least-restrictive means of accomplishing a government goal be followed to avoid imposing a restriction on religious expression.
The majority opinion said the ruling applies only to the contraceptive mandate and should not be interpreted to hold that all insurance coverage mandates - such as for blood transfusions or vaccinations - necessarily fail if they conflict with an employers religious beliefs.
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I guess the Liberal Messiah wasn’t able to bribe/extort the Chief Justice this time.
What is wrong with you?
IMO the religious entities should have a stronger case than a for profit company.
It’s abortion that won’t be covered. The left’s baby killing trumps all. Fascists.
Ignore the troll. Worst poster on FR, bar none.
I'm not the one posting excerpts from a single source and redirecting traffic.
Yes, but maybe that pimp will knock it off. We can only hope.
The court has now invented out of thin air
a new class of business that are “closely held companies”
just like they invented the class of “providing public accommodation”.
Under pressure, they sliced a baby.
I wish proudgunners would shut up.
Anyhow, what would a distantly held company be?
And more importantly, not defined what closely held company actually means.
Sorry about that. Have you a tissue into which you might weep?
Worst poster on FR, bar NONE. Flaming a-hat.
You are close to becoming a snotrag yourself.
Gratuitous nuisance monger.
So is your Mom but I'm polite enough not to mention it.
Maybe you should do something about it.