Supreme Court religious exemption News

Supreme Court Supports Employers’ Religious Rights in Contraception, Teacher Employment

The U.S. Supreme Court struck two blows for religious rights, including a decision that upholds Trump administration rules giving employers a broad right to refuse to offer birth control through their health plans. The justices also gave religious organizations a …

Supreme Court to Weigh Scope of Religious Shield from Employee Bias Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider giving religious organizations a bigger exemption from discrimination suits, accepting appeals from two Roman Catholic grade schools fighting bias claims after firing teachers. The appeals by Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Los …

Supreme Court Affirms Religious Exemption from ERISA Pension Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that church-affiliated hospital systems do not have to comply with a federal law governing employee pensions, overturning lower court decisions that could have cost the hospitals billions of dollars. The court ruled 8-0 …

Supreme Court Ducks Religious Claims Against Obamacare Birth Control Benefit

The U.S. Supreme Court backed out of a divisive clash involving religious groups that object to contraceptive coverage under Obamacare, issuing a compromise decision that said the two sides might be able to work out their differences. Releasing an unsigned, …

Religious Groups, Obama Administration Cool to Supreme Court Birth Control Proposal

The U.S. Supreme Court got a mixed reaction from the Obama administration and religious groups to its unusual proposal to resolve a clash over employee insurance coverage for contraceptives. In a court filing Tuesday, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli said …

Supreme Court to Review Religious Groups’ Claims Over Obamacare Birth Control Benefit

The U.S. Supreme Court scheduled a new showdown over Obamacare and religious rights, agreeing to hear contentions by faith-based groups that they shouldn’t have to facilitate what they consider to be immoral insurance coverage for contraceptives. The case, which centers …

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 …