Catholic business avoids Obama birth control mandate

A Colorado business owned by a Catholic family does not have to comply with President Barack Obama’s new healthcare mandate that private employers provide employees with insurance coverage of birth control, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge John Kane in Denver temporarily blocked the government from the enforcing the birth control mandate against the owners of a firm manufacturing heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.

The ruling only affects this plaintiff but opens the door for any company to seek relief on religious grounds.

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