Washington D.C., Jul 1, 2013 / 16:57 pm
A district court has ruled that the national craft chain Hobby Lobby may move forward with its lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate without being penalized for violating the regulation.
"Hobby Lobby and the Green family faced the terrible choice of violating their faith or paying massive fines starting this Monday morning," said Kyle Duncan, general counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents Hobby Lobby, in a June 28 press release.
"We are delighted that both the 10th Circuit and the district court have spared them from this unjust burden on their religious freedom."
On June 28, the Federal District Court of Western Oklahoma ruled that Hobby Lobby will receive a temporary injunction to protect it from compliance with the federal contraception mandate and the penalties that accompany it.