Hobby Lobby is challenging a portion of the nation's new health care law that would require it to supply certain types of contraception to its employees. The Supreme Court is slated to hear arguments in March.
Pruitt said the federal law violates the free exercise rights of Hobby Lobby's owners, who oppose contraceptive methods that can kill a fertilized egg. A federal judge has stopped enforcement of the law as it pertains to the Oklahoma City-based company.
Pruitt filed a friend of the court brief that says Oklahoma's laws protect religious freedom rather than deprive it.
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