Religious Cos. Can Duck Contraception Rule, 7th Circ. Told

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT) -- An Illinois construction firm urged the Seventh Circuit on Friday to shield it from the Affordable Care Act's mandate that most large employers include contraception coverage in their health insurance plans, saying for-profit businesses are protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc., which won a preliminary injunction last year blocking enforcement, disputed the relevance of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which restricts the ability of employers to discriminate on the basis of religion. Whereas the civil rights...
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