Supreme Court rules for Hobby Lobby in contraceptives case

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Employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for contraception, according to a decision by the Supreme Court today.

Read the decision here (a PDF file): http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-354_olp1.pdf

The New York Times is live-blogging its interpretation as it unfolds. For more up-to-the-minute information, see SCOTUSblog.

According to the Washington Post, "the court stressed that its ruling applies only to corporations that are under the control of just a few people in which there is no essential difference between the business and its owners."

In the run-up to today's decision, Fox News reported that Hobby Lobby was "very confident" of this result, while The Advocate looked at how the decision could be significant to LGBT Americans. Media Matters for America posted "10 Right-Wing Media Myths About TheHobby Lobby Case, Debunked"

 

UPDATE:

Catholics for Choice: "Supreme Court hands reigns to religious extremists"

National Health Law Program finds the decision "wrong and dangerous"

The Advocate: "Why LGBT Americans are leery of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling"

HRC Blog: "HRC Responds to Supreme Court Ruling in Hobby Lobby"

Mother Jones: "Hobby Lobby's Hypocrisy: The Company's Retirement Plan Invests in Contraception Manufacturers"