A Hobby Lobby store in Denver on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
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Irin answered your questions about the Hobby Lobby decision


The Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby on Monday, ruling 5-4 that if a closely-held corporation’s owners object to birth control on religious grounds, their insurance plans can be exempt from Obamacare’s contraceptive coverage requirements.

Irin Carmon, an msnbc.com reporter and women’s health expert, answered your questions about the controversial decision. Irin touched on the broad scope of the ruling, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment, the potential business advantage for employers who do offer coverage under the ACA, Alito’s rationale for “closely held” companies, the additional 149 for-profit companies who have filed suits asking for exemptions from contraceptive coverage requirements, and much more.

Read the conversation with @irin in full below. If you missed the chance to participate, or have further questions, let us know in the comments.