U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of religious employers, Trump administration

On July 8, the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases, both by 7-2 votes, involving religion's impact on employment. First, the Court clarified the applicability of the ministerial exemption for religious schools and organizations from the federal antidiscrimination laws. Second, the Court upheld two Trump administration interim rules stating employers with sincerely held religious beliefs or moral objections to providing insurance coverage or payments for contraceptive services can't be required to offer the coverage or payments.

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