Appeals Court: For-Profit Companies Do Not Have Religious Rights

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that for-profit companies do not have religious rights, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports. The ruling departs from a decision in June by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, which ruled that craft chain Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Christian bookstore chain Mardel Inc. have the right to challenge a part of President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care overhaul — namely, the requirement that employee health benefit insurance plans include free contraceptive coverage.

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