The Supreme Court has agreed to hear new challenges to the Affordable Care Act on the grounds that its mandate that companies provide contraception options as part of their health plans violates employers’ religious freedom.

At the crux of the issue are two constitutional distinctions: whether the “corporations are people” rights of for-profit companies extend to religious rights for the corporation, as opposed to just their owners, and what kind of accommodations for different views are required, which also relates to religious exceptions allowed for under the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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