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Priests for Life & Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington v. Burwell

As part of the Affordable Care Act's implementing regulations, group health plans are required to include coverage for various forms of preventative care, including all FDA-approved methods of contraception. Houses of worship are exempt from these requirements, and the Department of Health and Human Services later created a broader accommodation for certain nonprofit organizations.

Gilardi v. Burwell

As part of the Affordable Care Act's implementing regulations, group health plans are required to include coverage for various forms of preventative care, including all FDA-approved methods of contraception.

Doe v. Norton

Challenge to Congressional authorization to spend $10 million in federal funds for repairing historic missions in California, virtually all of which were fully functioning houses of worship.

Chane v. District of Columbia

Central Union Mission operates an overnight shelter for homeless men in Washington, D.C.  As part of its program, the Mission proselytizes its homeless clients; homeless men may spend the night at the shelter and stay for lunch on Sundays only if they attend Christian church services--which are generally fundamentalist and evangelical--at the Mission’s chapel. Read more