Bible Publisher Challenges ACA Religious Employer Scope

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A Christian publishing company sued three government agencies in Washington federal court Tuesday, alleging that the Affordable Care Act violates the publisher's religious freedoms by forcing it to provide health coverage for “morally objectionable” medical care, including contraceptives.

Tyndale House Publishers Inc. and its president, Mark D. Taylor, said that while the ACA includes a “religious employer” exemption, the definition of the term is “arbitrary” and does not accommodate Tyndale, which publishes bibles and other Christian literature.

The complaint targets the U.S. Departments of Health and...
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Case Title

TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC. et al v. SEBELIUS et al


Case Number

1:12-cv-01635

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

Reggie B. Walton

Date Filed

October 2, 2012

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