Amicus Brief

Trump v. Pennsylvania (U.S. Supreme Court, 2020)

At issue in this case is the legality of new federal rules providing excessively broad religious and moral exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. The mandate requires employer health insurance policies to cover prescription contraception for women without cost sharing. These discriminatory rules harm women because they effectively allow any employer, including public corporations, to opt out of the mandate. The prior rules already exempted houses of worship, religiously affiliated organizations and small corporations. ADL joined a legal brief filed by religious and civil rights organizations asserting that the new exemptions are not authorized by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and violate the Establishment Clause to the First Amendment.