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Hobby Lobby customers hope chain wins Supreme Court case

Monday - 3/24/2014, 7:00pm  ET

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) -- Some Hobby Lobby customers are denouncing the Obama administration's effort to force the arts and crafts chain to provide insurance for contraceptives that Hobby Lobby's owners say violate their religious beliefs.

Outside a store in Roswell, Ga., Brandie Bennett said, "I support Hobby Lobby 100 percent because they're a Christian organization and the government should not be able to tell them what to do."

Hobby Lobby shopper Patricia Scanlon agreed, saying decisions about coverage should be made by "the people that are going to provide the insurance."

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case Tuesday. Lawyers for Hobby Lobby and Mennonite-owned Conestoga Wood Specialties want the justices to rule that the owners' religious rights take precedence over enforcement of the health care law's birth control mandate.

The Obama administration says individuals have religious rights, but the family-owned corporations do not.

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273-a-08-(Brandie Bennett, Hobby Lobby shopper, in AP interview)-"what to do"-Hobby Lobby shopper Brandie Bennett says she hopes the arts and crafts chain wins its case before the Supreme Court. (24 Mar 2014)

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218-a-16-(Alina Salganicoff, director of woman's health policy for the Kaiser (KY'-zur) Family Foundation, at Kaiser Family Foundation forum)-"Affordable Care Act"-Alina Salganicoff, director of woman's health policy for the Kaiser Family Foundation, says the Supreme Court will hear challenges to the health care law's birth control mandate on Tuesday. (23 Mar 2014)

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221-a-04-(Marci Hamilton, Yeshiva University law professor, at Kaiser Family Foundation forum)-"war right now"-Yeshiva University law professor Marci Hamilton says the Supreme Court cases involve religious rights and women's access to birth control. ((cut used in wrap)) (23 Mar 2014)

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219-a-12-(Laurie Sobel (SOH'-bul), women's health policy analyst for the Kaiser (KY'-zur) Family Foundation, at Kaiser Family Foundation forum)-"required to do"-Laurie Sobel, women's health policy analyst for the Kaiser Family Foundation, says the Supreme Court will consider whether corporations have religious rights that are violated by the birth control mandate. (23 Mar 2014)

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217-w-31-(Steve Coleman, AP religion editor, with Marci Hamilton, Yeshiva University law professor)--The Supreme Court will consider challenges to the health care law, Tuesday, from business owners who say the birth control mandate violates their religious beliefs. AP Religion Editor Steve Coleman reports. (23 Mar 2014)

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220-a-08-(Laurie Sobel (SOH'-bul), women's health policy analyst for the Kaiser (KY'-zur) Family Foundation, at Kaiser Family Foundation forum)-"services including vaccinations"-Laurie Sobel, women's health policy analyst for the Kaiser Family Foundation, says the cases can have an impact on more than birth control. (23 Mar 2014)

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