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Food Company Wins Religious Exemption from Contraception Benefit

Fresh Unlimited Inc. won’t have to provide contraceptive coverage for its employees under the Obama administration’s healthcare reform law, in what may be the first exemption granted since a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The parent of Freshway Foods on …

New York AG Proposes Bill to Blunt Effect of Hobby Lobby Ruling

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the state’s Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said today they would propose legislation that would help to shield New York women from the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 30 …

Protesters in Massachusetts Call for Hobby Lobby Boycott

Protesters from southern New England have rallied outside Hobby Lobby Inc. store in Seekonk, Massachusetts, to protest a U.S. Supreme Court decision that organizers say reduces access to reproductive health services and birth control. The court’s June 30 ruling found …

Supreme Court OKs Private Firms’ Religious Exemption from Birth Control Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, ruling that closely held companies can claim a religious exemption from the requirement that they offer birth-control coverage in their worker health plans. Voting 5-4, the justices …

Supreme Court Justices Appear Split Over Contraception Benefit

A divided U.S. Supreme Court debated whether companies can assert the same religious rights as individuals, hearing arguments in an ideological clash over Obamacare and rules promoting contraceptive coverage. The 90-minute session marked the Supreme Court’s first look at the …

Supreme Court to Weigh Religious Exemption from Birth Control Mandate Next Week

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.’s 600 U.S. craft shops close each Sunday, posting a notice that employees are spending the day with their families and at worship. It’s a visible sign that the company is as focused on honoring God as …

U.S. Wants Supreme Court to Take up Hobby Lobby Case

The federal government has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby and a Christian bookstore chain have to provide a wide range of birth control options for workers as part of the federal health care …

U.S. Court Rejects Firm’s Challenge to Obamacare Contraception Mandate

A divided federal appeals court on Friday rejected a Pennsylvania cabinet maker’s religion-based challenge to the 2010 healthcare law’s requirement that larger companies provide workers with health insurance covering birth control. The decision created a split among federal appeals courts, …

Hobby Lobby Wins Stay Against Birth Control Mandate

A federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction exempting the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. from a portion of the 2010 healthcare law requiring many companies to provide employees with insurance coverage for birth control. The …

Obama Administration Issues Contraceptive Rule For Faith-Based Employers

The Obama administration on Friday issued its final rule requiring health insurance coverage of contraceptives for the employees of religiously affiliated universities, hospitals and other institutions, just as the new policy faces mounting legal challenges. Officials said the rule does …