Freedom of Religion Clause a “Shield” NOT a “Sword”


A key insight in this opinion is that salaries and health insurance can be used to buy birth control, so if religious employers really object to enabling their employees to buy birth control, they would have to not pay them money in addition to denying them comprehensive health insurance. An employer cannot assert a religious objection to how their employees choose to use their own benefits or their own money, because religious freedom is not a license to “force one’s religious practices upon others.”

via Bush-Appointed Judge Upholds Obama Administration’s Birth Control Coverage Rules | ThinkProgress.

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