The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal by nonprofit religious organizations that object to a New York state contraceptive benefits mandate.
The court denied certiorari to the plaintiffs, including Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, N.Y., other Christian groups and Orthodox Jewish groups.
The plaintiffs are appealing an October 2006 New York state appeals court ruling Catholic Charities et al. vs. Dinallo.
The plaintiffs filed the suit to object to a 2002 New York law that requires state-regulated employer-sponsored health plans that offer prescription benefits to pay for birth control pills.