Should Employer Insurance Cover Birth Control? Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

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In one of the most anticipated decisions this year, the Supreme Court announced Monday morning that companies cannot be forced to provide insurance coverage for contraception that violates the owner’s religious beliefs. The high court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, the most famous plaintiff to seek exemption from providing birth control on grounds that it's against the company's religion.

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Not surprisingly, for such a high-profile and closely watched case, the hashtags #HobbyLobby, #SCOTUS, Supreme Court and #ReligiousFreedom are trending on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of the reactions:

Tweets Against the Decision

Tweets in Favor of the Decision

Read the full text of the Supreme Court ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby on the Supreme Court website.

What do you think of the decision? Let’s have a respectful dialogue in the comments.

News and Politics Editor Grace Hwang Lynch blogs about raising an Asian mixed-race family at HapaMama.


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