Hobby Lobby on Twitter: Supreme Court decision a ‘landmark victory’

The company sued to strike down the ACA provision that requires employers to cover contraception. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby.

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BREAKING: #SCOTUS has granted a landmark victory for #religiousfreedom, ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby and the Green family.

— Hobby Lobby Case (@HobbyLobbyCase) June 30, 2014

Hobby Lobby started a Twitter account dedicated solely to the case; the Twitter account for its stores has made no mention of the case. The company’s Facebook page has likewise remained silent about the case and the ruling, but that hasn’t stopped commenters from weighing in. Some offered congratulations for the company “standing up for what you believe in,” while others were highly critical. “Hobby Lobby is not a doctor, not a church and not a person,” wrote Ty Sweeting. “You are a for-profit company that sells stencils.” The mix of replies on Twitter was similar. Several people congratulated the Hobby Lobby for its win, while others said the company was made up of misogynists. Barbara Green, co-founder of the chain of arts-and-crafts stores, released this statement on Hobby Lobby’s website dedicated to the case:

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