Hobby Lobby strikes again as right-wing activists seek exemptions from birth control and marriage laws

In recent weeks, culminating with the push by an Alabama judge to be exempt from issuing marriage licenses to LGBT couples and the recent showdown over marriage licenses in Rowan County, Kentucky, Americans have heard a growing drumbeat of claims that laws and rules that apply to everyone concerning marriage and insurance coverage for contraception should not apply to certain people who object. In case after case, we have heard cries of religious liberty—often mixed with claims that our country faces a “war on Christians.” These claims rarely hold up to scrutiny, but if the exemptions they seek are granted they would come with serious consequences for women and LGBT citizens.

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