Skip to comments.US government urges federal judge to deny Hobby Lobby's health care law injunction request
Posted on 10/24/2012 5:17:09 PM PDT by markomalley
The federal government is urging a federal judge to deny a Hobby Lobby Stores request to block enforcement of a new health care law that requires employers to cover insurance costs for morning-after pill and the week-after pill.
The arts and crafts supply chain filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City last month, alleging the mandate is unconstitutional and will force the company's owners "to violate their deeply held religious beliefs under threat of heavy fines, penalties and lawsuits." Failure to cover the drugs in Hobby Lobby's health insurance plan could lead to fines of up to $1.3 million a day, according to the company.
The Oklahoma City-based chain requested an injunction to prohibit the law's enforcement. But government attorneys claim Hobby Lobby cannot claim to exercise religion to avoid laws designed to regulate commercial activity.
"Hobby Lobby is a for-profit, secular employer, and a secular entity by definition does not exercise religion," the government said. It says a corporation and its owners are separate entities and Hobby Lobby's owners, the Green family, cannot eliminate the legal separation to impose their religious beliefs on the company and its employees.
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This jackwagon needs to go. Now.
Considering making November 6th my own personal holiday and celebrating THE VOTE.
So a corporation is a person, but not entitled to all of the first amendment rights.
With the never ending barage of stories about How Women are incapable of managing their own lives without the Taxpayers Paying for their Sex Lives. Why Should Women be Allowed to VOTE??