Democrats unveil measures to ease Hobby Lobby case impact

July 9, 2014 3:02 PM

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Congressional Democrats Wednesday unveiled legislation aimed at easing the impact of the Supreme Court’s birth control decision last week.

In a 5-4 vote, the court ruled certain employers can reject, for religious reasons, the mandate to provide employees with birth control coverage. Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts chain, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, a furniture maker, were behind the legal challenge.

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