The past few days have seen a quick succession of events in the continuing legal challenges to the contraception coverage rule. Even close watchers of the over 70 cases that have been filed could be forgiven for struggling to keep up. Today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in a challenge brought by a produce shipping company that claims it should be able to deny its employees contraception coverage due to the owners’ religious beliefs.
As with all of the other cases, we’ve filed briefs arguing that this important rule does not substantially infringe on employers’ beliefs. Religious liberty is a fundamental right, to be sure. But an employer’s religious beliefs cannot be used to discriminate against others.