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Published On: Wed, Jan 15th, 2014

DOJ to Supreme Court on Obamacare mandate: Employer’s Religious beliefs are not legitimate reason to deny coverage

The Department of Justice filed its response to the US Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case.

“In arguments filed late Friday, Justice Department lawyers told the court that an employer’s religious beliefs aren’t a legitimate reason to deny something as important as preventive care to an employee who is entitled to it under the health law,” details the Politico.

“The connection is too indirect as a matter of law to impose a substantial burden’ on employers’ right to practice their religion, the lawyers wrote in their opening argument defending the contraceptive requirement against Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.”

Critics have been quick to boil down the Obama administration response to a denial that a business owner has any freedom of religion or conscience and the abortion pill mandate is much more important that religious beliefs.

Hobby Lobby asserts that the contraceptive mandate violates its religious rights. The US Supreme Court has just set a March 25 date to hear the arguments.

Check out more details on that announcement HERE

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

 

 

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