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  •  You are wrong. Let me direct you to (2+ / 0-)
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    the SCOTUS blog page for the Hobby Lobby case.

    This is the issue before the Court:  

    Issue: Whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000bb et seq., which provides that the government “shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion” unless that burden is the least restrictive means to further a compelling governmental interest, allows a for-profit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation’s owners.
    You can also on that page read the briefs submitted by the various parties.  

    This has nothing to do with one person imposing a religious view on another.  That would be the case if, for example, an employer directed employees that they could not use certain kinds of contraception.  But legally, not providing an employment benefit to an employee is not the same thing as imposing your religious belief on that employee, because the employee remains free to contradict the employer's religious beliefs.  

    If you read the briefs, you will see that no one equates this with the employer imposing his/her religious beliefs on the employee, because that is not what is happening.  

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