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Supreme Court: Companies can opt out of birth control requirement citing religious objections

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The Supreme Court says some family-owned companies including Hobby Lobby  do not have to provide free contraceptives if it violates religion The Supreme Court says some family-owned companies including Hobby Lobby do not have to provide free contraceptives if it violates religion
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The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the owners of Hobby Lobby who claimed being forced to provide female employees certain contraceptives under the health care law violated their religious views.

The original law required companies to provide birth control to employees at no additional cost.

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The Supreme Court Justices reached their ruling today in a 5-4 vote. The decision is historic in that it is the first time the high court has allowed a for-profit business to hold religious views under federal law.

The ruling does not cover all companies. It only includes those corporations controlled by a few people where there is no difference between the business and its owners.

Hobby Lobby has more than 15,000 full-time employees and 600 stores across the nation. The company is owned by the Green family who say they run their business in biblical principles. The family opposed the requirement to provide contraceptives that they claimed would work after conception.

Hobby Lobby, along with other companies, argued that a 1993 federal law on religious freedom extends to businesses through their owners.

The health care law was signed in 2010.

The Obama administration must now search for a different way to provide some contraceptives to women who are covered under those companies that can now object the health insurance plans.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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