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  •  The difference between a kosher/halal (2+ / 0-)
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    Armando, chuckvw

    butcher and Hobby Lobby -- the butcher is performing a specific religious function; to ban such practices would be interfering with the "free exercise" of Jews and Muslims. But no one is arguing that crafting is a necessary part of a religious practice.

    Actually Hobby Lobby has a very easy solution -- don't provide insurance coverage to anyone, male or female; just pay the damn fines and let them go get coverage under the Obamacare exchanges. Instead they want to pick and choose what they'll accept and what they won't, which seems on it's face to be against the equal protection laws (though IANAL and I don't even play one on TV).

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 11:40:48 AM PDT

    •  Or HL could do both (1+ / 0-)
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      Essentially, they are asking for an exemption from a tax because of their religious beliefs.

      Just try not paying a tax because it burdens your religious beliefs. The courts have always turned away such claims.

      "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

      by Old Left Good Left on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 02:10:11 PM PDT

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