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By Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate July 16 voted to block consideration of a bill aimed at reversing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and forcing businesses to provide contraceptive coverage for employees even if they object to it on religious grounds.

(Updated at 12:44 p.m.) By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service    READ MORE: USCCB Releases Statement Live Twitter feed of Supreme Court Coverage  WASHINGTON — In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives

A woman walks toward a Hobby Lobby store in Phoenix March 24. The Hobby Lobby chain and Conestoga Wood Specialties are the plaintiffs in two cases before the Supreme Court. They are suing over a federal requirement that employers cover a range of contraceptives and services in their employees' health plans. The companies' Christian owners object to the mandate on religious rights grounds. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec) (March 24, 2014) See SCOTUS-MANDATE and MANDATE-PROTEST March 25, 2014.
Staff Report The Supreme Court decision in the cases involving the Department of Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate and for-profit employers Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods will be handed down this morning, June 30, around 10 a.m.