Americans United on May 29 urged a federal appeals court to affirm a preliminary injunction that blocks the Trump administration's rules that would allow employers and universities to cite religious or moral objections as justification to deny employees and students insurance coverage for contraceptives.
Joined by a dozen religious and civil-rights organizations, AU filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case California v. Azar, one of two federal lawsuits that resulted in nationwide injunctions last December that blocked the Trump rules from going into effect.
Americans United and allies explained that the administration's rules are unconstitutional because they not only show government preference for certain religious beliefs, but allow those beliefs to be used to harm others.
"The Trump administration's new rules have two major...