OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The co-founder of Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby says her family is “overjoyed” by the Supreme Court’s decision that says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
Contraception is among a range of preventive services that must be provided at no extra charge under the health care law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010 and the Supreme Court upheld two years later. Hobby Lobby had sued over four contraceptives in the law.
Barbara Green called the court’s decision a victory for “all who seek to live out their faith.”
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