Tag Archives: religious freedom

In aftermath of Hobby Lobby decision, major LGBT groups withdraw support for ENDA

TweetIn the fallout of the Hobby Lobby decision, seven major LGBT organizations withdrew their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. ENDA is not new to much-needed criticism, but the religious exemption established by the SCOTUS ruling that allows companies to deny birth control coverage was the straw that broke the camels back for these groups.  Tweet
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In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, what happens next?

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Kara Loewentheil. Kara is a research fellow and the director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project in the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. You can see more of her thoughts on the decision here. Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that some for-profit businesses do [...]
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Watch: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby dissent put to a song

TweetRuth Bader Ginsburg’s brilliant dissent to yesterday’s Hobby Lobby decision is worth reading in full. But if you don’t have the time, at least check out this musical rendition of some of her key points. Tweet
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Breaking: SCOTUS rules that your boss can deny you birth control coverage

Tweet Well, shit. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled in favor of the private companies demanding an exemption from the contraception mandate under the banner of religious freedom. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that requires closely held [...]
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American women like birth control, don’t think companies have right to trample on people’s freedoms

Tweet As the Supreme Court takes up the challenges to Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate today, here are a few more numbers to add to this infographic from Ultraviolet. According to a new poll conducted on behalf of a few reproductive rights organizations, 68 percent of female voters firmly reject Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood’s argument, saying companies shouldn’t be [...]
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