Vigil planned over Hobby Lobby ruling

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EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - A local pastor has planned a vigil at the flagship Hobby Lobby store over the arts and craft chain’s victory at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Monday night’s vigil at the Edmond location is in opposition to the high court’s 5-4 ruling, which said corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

Local pastor Bruce Prescott says in a news release that people who attend the vigil are going to pray for Hobby Lobby employees who “will now have difficulty accessing needed health care.”

Founded by David Green in the 1970s, the family-owned company now has more than 15,000 full-time employees in more than 600 stores in 41 states.

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