Supreme Court rules employers can opt out of Obamacare’s birth control mandate

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Today the Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration and ruled that employers may opt out of contraceptive coverage for religious reasons. Photo by Pixabay.

The Supreme Court ruled on two major cases today involving religious freedom. One ruling upheld a Trump administration regulation that lets employers out of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate for religious reasons. In another case, the court ruled that federal employment discrimination laws don’t apply to religion teachers at schools run by churches.

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Guest:
Jessica Levinson - Professor, LMU's Loyola Law School in Los Angeles - @LevinsonJessica

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Madeleine Brand

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Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin, Kathryn Barnes