(RightWing.org) – President Donald Trump is making religious freedom one of the most important priorities during his time in office. He’s won a few victories already, but this week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down an even bigger one.
On July 8, the high court ruled 7-2 to expand the exemptions for the birth control mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for businesses that object to it on moral and religious grounds.
#SCOTUS upholds expanded exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate for employers with religious or moral objections
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) July 8, 2020
The ruling is a broad expansion of the court’s previous ruling in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores in 2014. In that ruling, the justices said corporations owned by religious families could apply for exemptions from the contraceptive mandate because paying for the coverage violates their religious liberty. In the current case, the court included a “moral exemption.”
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called the ruling a “big win for religious freedom.”
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