Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Divides Twitter

If you go on Twitter today you’ll probably be bombarded with hashtags like #HobbyLobby #NotMyBossesBusiness or #SupremeCourt. That’s because the Supreme Court just handed down an extremely controversial decision on birth control, religious freedom, and Obamacare.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that employers with religious objections (Hobby Lobby) can opt out of an Obamacare mandate that requires companies to provide contraception to employees.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the opinion: “Under the standard that [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act] prescribes, the HHS contraceptive mandate is unlawful.”

The decision is a major victory for opponents of Obamacare. Of course, not everyone is happy. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in her dissent that the decision could open the door for other companies to ignore laws based on religious objections.

Ginsburg writes in her 35 page dissent: “Although the court attempts to cabin its language to closely held corporations, its logic extends to corporations of any size, public or private … In sum, your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man’s nose begins.”

Of course, the decision was also hailed as a major victory by some.

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Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.


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