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‘Religious freedom’ now threatens PrEP insurance cover thanks to a Texas judge

ruled yesterday that paying for PrEP via the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.Christian businesses Braidwood Management and Kelley Orthodontics brought the case against the US Department of Health. The former has 70 employees and is owned by Steven Hotze, a conservative activist in Texas.The businesses argued that PrEP conflicted with their owners’ religious beliefs.
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Doctor Who's Easter special will explore lesbian romance between The Doctor and Yasmin
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