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Supreme Court hears Hobby Lobby birth control case

Written by Kim Lyons on .

According to the Associated Press, the Hobby Lobby birth control case has Supreme Court justices sharply divided. At issue is whether an employer's religious beliefs can exempt them from paying for coverage of birth control for employees.

One key question is whether a profit-making company like Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby, whose owners are evangelical Christians, has religious rights.

SCOTUSblog has a live blog running. The latest update indicates that the outcome is going to depend on the vote of Justice Anthony Kennedy, with the other justices apparently split four to four.

 

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