They are refusing to provide the multi-faith and non-faith employees of their commercial business with insurance that they feel is counter to the non-denominational doctrine of the owner of the company. In other words, they are going to pay over a million dollars a day in a tantrum to force their religion on their employees.
Their emergency appeal to be exempted until the SCOTUS is done with, the issue was denied, on grounds that they can't demonstrate a single right that is being violated by the law.
So bottom line - this law has a million flaws, but violating it won't make it go away, and arguing it on religious grounds (when courts have repeatedly said it doesn't violate the 1st amendment) rather than economic (where multiple courts have taken issue with it) is stupid. Is it worth mistreating employees who will eventually be fired due to this and potentially destroying your entire brand to tilt at this particular windmill? Twenty years from now, will anyone remember Hobby Lobby for standing up for their non-denominational faith, or will remember them for exploiting faith issues to try and get out of paying their taxes (which is what all provisions of this law are, ultimately - they are taxes, enforced by the IRS)?Answer Question
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