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The Deeply Held Religious Principle Hobby Lobby Suddenly Remembered It Had

Few outlets note that the company was providing the very type of health coverage it finds impossible to reconcile with its religious beliefs before the Affordable Care Act existed.

As people following the case might know, the Green family that runs the company sued over the Affordable Care Act, arguing that the law's requirement that health plans provide contraceptive coverage violated their conservative Christian religious beliefs. Hobby Lobby and another small company were attempting to make this claim under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, in an attempt–which proved successful–to get the Court to extend individual freedom of religion rights to corporations.

In advance of the ruling, Time (6/26/14) ran a very flattering profile of the Green family, heavy on quotes from family friends and associates, pointing out the family's generosity ("The Greens share that prosperity like people who truly believe that the money is God's, not theirs") and portraying them as living in a somewhat hostile culture. Of the family meeting to discuss whether or not to sue, Time explains:

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