NYC Council Votes to Encourage NY Lawmakers to Treat Churches Fairly

The New York City Council has passed a “right to worship” resolution by a vote of 38 to 11 encouraging the New York state legislature to allow faith-based institutions to rent space in New York City public schools.

New York City has had a protracted debate over barring churches from renting public facilities–even though other private groups may do so.

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Family Businesses Winning Against Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate

Family-owned businesses are slowly making headway against Obamacare’s contraception mandate.

The mandate would require these businesses to purchase employees health insurance that includes coverage for contraception, abortifacients, sterilization, and similar items or face excessive fines.

So far 19 out of 26 plaintiffs have won stays against the mandate.

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