Supreme Court to hear cases on birth control mandate
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the dispute over a birth control mandate in President Obama's health care law.
The issue has seen different rulings in lower courts over whether employers should be required to cover birth control for their employees or they can opt out due to religious objections.
About 40 companies have filed lawsuits against the requirement.
The court will consider two cases. One involves Hobby Lobby, based in Oklahoma City.
They have been successful in lower court rulings.
The other case is an appeal from Conestoga Wood Specialties in Pennsylvania after lower courts rejected their claims.