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Supreme Court to hear Abercrombie & Fitch discrimination case

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MSNBC October 2, 2014

There are other ways to read the comparison. In a 2013 blog post on a similar case against Abercrombie brought by a Muslim teenager in California, Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represented Hobby Lobby, claimed it was the Obama administration being inconsistent, because in arguing that religious exemptions to laws didn’t apply to corporations, “the federal government has lately been arguing that religious freedom is incompatible with making money, at least in the HHS Mandate context….That is why it is such a pleasant surprise to see the Obama Administration’s EEOC fighting for the right to religious accommodations.” Of course, Abercrombie isn’t saying it has religious reasons to deny Elauf employment, it’s saying it has business reasons. The religious liberty in question belongs to Elauf and her right to get a job free from discrimination.

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