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Equality PA Comments on Unprecedented Supreme Court Decision in Hobby Lobby Case

Harrisburg – Today the United States Supreme Court decided that family-owned businesses can refuse, based on their owners’ religious beliefs that their employees might not share, to pay for insurance coverage for contraception despite the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). See more details here.

Equality PA, Executive Director, Ted Martin reacted to today’s decision:

While this unprecedented decision is narrow and limited, never before has the Court said that employers can use their religious beliefs to deny their employees access to benefits that they are guaranteed by law to receive.

We hope that moving forward, Congress will act to clarify that business owners may not impose their religious beliefs on their employees or customers, just as the Court today confirmed expressly that owners must comply with nondiscrimination laws regardless of their beliefs.”

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