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Legislation Seeks to Undo 'Hobby Lobby' Ruling


Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday to undo the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that struck down the contraceptive mandate in the federal health care law for some corporate owners who object on religious grounds.

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  • Sheila Berry

    Almost 20 years ago, the conservative 4th Circuit ruled in Chalmers v. Tulon Company of Richmond, 101 F. 3d 1012 (1996) that employees have a right to be free from religion in the workplace. Now SCOTUS rules, in effect, that a secular employee of a secular business must adopt the preferred religion of the CEO, or maybe the majority of stockholders -- which, by nature, would be subject to change -- as that religion affects health care. And this is "a victory for religious freedom." Yes, my leg is wet, but I know it isn‘t raining.

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