The case is not "headed to the Supreme Court"; It's already there.
But that doesn't mean that they will hear the case. They may accept the accept the govt's response, lift the stay, and never let the case get a hearing.
The hurdle the nuns have to overcome is trying to explain how filing out a one page piece of paper, which affirms their religious faith, and self-certifies them as being exempt, a provision these non-profits requested I might add -- how filing out the form is considered an undue burden.
The plaintiffs here are really a poor one for the cause, because no matter what - neither the nuns or their Insurance Trust (Christian Brothers) are required to provide birth control coverage for their employees.
It's about the paperwork. It.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/0...#ixzz2pdSbBGPK
Nuns...pastors...religious charitable organizations. There are numerous people being mandated to carry insurance they simply don't want or need but have been forced into. The lawsuits and legal challenges have only just begun.
"We are witnessing a modern-day version of King Darius ordering that Daniel be thrown into the lion's den for refusing to deny his faith. "
For now the 11th time (man, this gets old) Nuns...pastors...religious charitable organizations - are NOT being forced into providing BC.
A provision was made for these religious non-profits to avoid it. It's called self-certification and involves filing out a form.
Your claim that "nuns are required to pay for contraception coverage" is nothing but a lie“Applicants have no legal basis to … complain that it involves them in the process of providing contraceptive coverage,” government lawyers wrote to the court.“This case involves a church plan that is exempt from regulation” under a 1974 labor law that predates the president’s health care law.
The Little Sisters, in their reply to the government’s brief on Friday afternoon, said that signing a piece of paper allowing contraception — even if it doesn’t result in contraception being handed out —is itself a violation of their religious protections. That certification is part of the current legal process for religious non-profits that object to providing the contraception.
Read more: Sonia Sotomayor faces health law contraception decision - Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com
Personally...I don't altogether care about the religious exemptions. My problem is with the government forcing people to get health care period, and forcing them to pay for coverage they don't and will never need.