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Obama reopens rift with religious groups

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POLITICO, February 1, 2013

“Today’s proposed rule does nothing to protect the religious freedom of millions of Americans,” said Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which has helped employers bring lawsuits against the administration. “There would have been an easy way to resolve this — expanding the exemption — but the proposed rule expressly rejects that option.”