The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it would hear the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The case involves craft store chain Hobby Lobby and the requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”) that all health insurance plans provide contraceptive coverage at no separate cost.
Hobby Lobby is using the argument that providing contraception to their female employees goes against their first amendment right of religious freedom. Corporations, because of the 2010 Citizens United case, already have the right to free speech.
We do not believe these "rights" should be used to control or sway employees’ personal decisions.
(Supreme Court Justices, 2013)