Attorneys for Hobby Lobby Stores and the federal government are headed to court over the arts-and-crafts chain's request to block provisions of the new health care law – lovingly and derisively known as Obamacare – that requires employers to cover insurance costs for the morning-after pill.
The hearing is scheduled for Nov. 6 in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City.
The Christian-oriented company wants an injunction to prevent the new health care rules from being enforced.
Hobby Lobby owners allege the federal government is challenging their faith by forcing the company to offer the pill. Critics of the contraceptive say it's the equivalent of an abortion pill because it can prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.
The government says Hobby Lobby is a secular employer that by definition does not exercise religion.