WASHINGTON (RNS) — The mother provincial of Little Sisters of the Poor, one of the religious groups that has opposed the mandate, welcomed the administration’s new regulations.
(RNS) — In a surprising reversal, Notre Dame decided last week that allowing its health insurer to provide free contraceptives to female students and workers does not, after all, impinge on its religious liberty. So how sincere was the legal argument to begin with?
(RNS) ‘Ivanka and Jared won. We lost,’ as one Christian conservative said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Many conservative Christians are still upset that in 2015 the Indiana governor backtracked under pressure after signing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act in his state that critics said would allow discrimination against gays.
WASHINGTON — The justices unanimously sent the cases back to federal appeals courts in hopes that they can emerge with a way to honor the objections of religious nonprofit groups.
It would make their religious scruples look negotiable.
(RNS) Two Christians named Katie. Two views on whether the Affordable Care Act violates or protects freedom.
(RNS) Religious liberty is often threatened by government indifference or oversight, but here it is endangered by exaggerated claims and overreaching.
The 'evangelical Harvard' rejects any "accommodation" that would let insurers offer the coverage to students directly. Wheaton's lawyer said signing a letter citing religious beliefs to opt out of the coverage unacceptable.
(RNS) The Little Sisters of the Poor -- who have refused to comply with the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate -- lost their latest court case Tuesday (July 14).
ST. LOUIS (RNS) State Rep. Paul Wieland and his wife, Teresa, say the contraceptive benefit required by the Affordable Care Act violates their religious beliefs as Catholics and parents of three daughters.
WASHINGTON -- The timing of the notice came after the Senate failed Wednesday to pass Democratic legislation that would have reversed the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision on the contraception mandate.
WASHINGTON (RNS) "Those who are bound by our decisions usually believe they can take us at our word. Not so today," Justice Sonia Sotomayor said after the Supreme Court granted an exemption from the contraception mandate to Wheaton College.
(RNS) The Health and Human Services Department has already offered an accommodation to faith-based nonprofits that allows them to sign a waiver giving a third-party administrator permission to take care of the birth control coverage.
BALTIMORE (RNS) “God, we ask for a favorable, favorable ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States for the cause of religious liberty,” prayed the Rev. Ronnie Floyd, incoming president of the Southern Baptist Convention.