Hobby Lobby Appeals Federal Court Ruling On Providing Contraception To Employees

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton ruled that the arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby must abide by an Obamacare provision requiring employers to provide their workers with contraception coverage without a co-pay despite the company owner’s conservative religious beliefs. NewsOK reports that the company has now officially appealed the federal court ruling, in which Judge Heaton stated that for-profit corporations such as Hobby Lobby have not successfully demonstrated that they have “a constitutional right to the free exercise of religion” and therefore must abide by the Obamacare requirement.