Appeals court: Hobby Lobby can fight federal health care law on religious grounds

  • Article by: KRISTEN WYATT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 7:30 PM

DENVER — An appeals court said Thursday that Hobby Lobby and a sister company that sells Christian books and supplies can fight the nation's new health care law on religious grounds, ruling the portion of the law that requires them to offer certain kinds of birth control to their employees is particularly onerous, and suggesting the companies shouldn't have to pay millions of dollars in fines while their claims are considered.

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circleoflifeJun. 27, 13 1:28 PM

"The U.S. Department of Justice has argued that allowing for-profit corporations to exempt themselves from requirements that violate their religious beliefs would be in effect allowing the business to impose its religious beliefs on employees." HOGWASH!!!!

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okaybruceeJun. 27, 13 9:04 PM

Go Hobby Lobby!

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allhailfsmJun. 27, 13 9:06 PM

We have lots of laws that restrict the religious beliefs of citizens. For example, we cannot have slaves, yet slaves are Okay in the bible. If we can override religious belief to ban slavery, I think we can do it for womens health and privacy also.

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allhailfsmJun. 27, 13 9:08 PM

If a person's religion makes it impossible to run a business, they have the option of giving up business. They should not be able to impose their beliefs on their employees OR customers.

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allhailfsmJun. 27, 13 9:08 PM

Go Hobby Lobby! Go Away!

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sternitzkyJun. 27, 13 9:19 PM

Being tolerant is accepting that others can believe as I do not.

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kraemer1Jun. 27, 1311:11 PM

I don't understand why they needed to spend the money to fight this as I wouldn't think that their employees would ever think of using the coverage??

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FrankLJun. 28, 1312:32 PM

Perhaps if they stripped all the excess mandates out of the plan, we would have a cheaper plan and less litigation. I think men and women can handle contraception on their own. They can choose from a wide variety of methods, some of which are free. By the way the same goes for the little blue pill, guys can pay for their own fun.

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