(CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR) Over the objection of three justices, the US Supreme Court on Thursday granted a request by a Christian college in Illinois to block any enforcement against the school for its noncompliance with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.
The action comes three days after the high court, in a 5-to-4 decision, ruled that the government could not force religious owners of Hobby Lobby and other closely-held, for-profit corporations to provide contraceptives that offend their religious faith to employees.
Instead, the majority justices said the government would have to offer an accommodation or an exemption for such companies. The court even suggested that the same accommodation being offered to Wheaton College might be an acceptable solution for Hobby Lobby.
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