Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby
SAINESVILLE-- should a privately owned company be forced to pay for contraception for its employees?
As the Supreme Court sees it in a 5-4 ruling, companies and not just individuals can hold religious beliefs.
Those companies may not have to follow the opposing views on whether the ruling was victorious or not.
The court ruled that because Hobby Lobby is privately owned it would be considered a private person which at that case the court could infringe on their freedom of religion.
Kendra Vincent the chair of the Gainesville's Womens Liberation believes womens health is not being prioritized.
(Kendra Vincent, Chair Gainesville's Women's Liberation) "they're using constitutional religious freedom saying that religious freedom is more important that religious health."
The contraceptives at issue before the court were the emergency contraceptives plan b and ella, and two iuds.
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