Amazing. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia agrees with President Obama and other progressives about something: that religious organizations which enter into commercial activity have to follow the same laws everybody else does.
We have never held that an individual's religious beliefs excuse him from compliance with an otherwise valid law prohibiting conduct that the State is free to regulate. On the contrary, the record of more than a century of our free exercise jurisprudence contradicts that proposition.
When followers of a particular sect enter into commercial activity as a matter of choice, the limits they accept on their own conduct as a matter of conscience and faith are not to be superimposed on the statutory schemes which are binding on others in that activity.
Just like I said. When you get to nominate another Supreme Court justice in your second term, President Obama, keep me in mind.
I'm clearly qualified, along with an evident majority of people of people in this country who believe that contraception should be available under their health insurance plan to employees of organizations run by religions which provide services to the general public.