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October 4, 2015

Hobby Lobby Bill Has Senators on Both Sides Taking a Stand

The Senate this afternoon takes a high-profile procedural vote on a bill that would overturn the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision. Democrats are seeking to modify a religious non-discrimination law to eliminate the possibility of a “closely held” corporation denying contraceptive services coverage due to the religious beliefs of company owners. Republicans have readied an alternative measure that confirms employee access to contraceptives.

While the Democratic measure has little chance of gaining the attention of the House, CQ Roll Call’s Melissa Attias reported this morning that the effort likely seeks to urge the Obama administration to issue new regulations for closely held companies objecting to the mandate or a congressional push to have the federal government directly fund the delivery of contraceptive services.

Meanwhile, lower courts are still processing separate challenges to contraceptive services coverage requirements for nonprofit religious organizations and colleges.

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