On November 18, 2018, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury published two final rules that will deprive thousands of people from meaningful access to contraceptive health care services. The Religious Exemption Rule broadly exempt nearly every employer or university with a religious or moral objection from complying with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide coverage for comprehensive preventative health services, including no-cost coverage for contraceptive services.

GLAD has participated in a friend-of-the-court brief to ensure that our federal government is held accountable to two basic constitutional obligations: It must afford all people equal treatment under the law and it cannot impose laws that disfavor individuals who seek to exercise their fundamental constitutional rights.

Read the full brief here.