Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius - Consolidated

Docket No's. 13-354 and 13-356




The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA), 42 U.S.C. 2000bb

et seq.,provides that the government "shall not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion"unless that burden is the least restrictive means to further a compelling governmentalinterest. 42 U.S.C. 2000bb-1(a) and (b). The question presented is whether RFRA allows a for-profit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation's owners.

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