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Durbin Not Happy With Hobby Lobby Ruling

(Washington, D.C)  --  Senator Dick Durbin is not happy with the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case.  He says it's another example of the courts treating businesses as people.  Durbin is planning to introduce a bill that will deal with the decision, which allows employers to skip out on paying for birth control for their workers.  

That was a requirement under the Affordable Care Act, but many employers claimed that paying for birth control was a violation of their moral and religious beliefs.  The Supreme Court ruled the government can't trump religious beliefs.  Durbin says employers who opt out should be required to let their workers and applicants know that they won't cover the meds for women in their workforce.  He's introducing a bill that will make that happen.  

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