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PROGRESS THIS WEEK: CAN ANYONE SAY HOBBY LOBBY?

July 3, 2014

If you weren’t familiar with the arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby before, after listening to even a moment of SiriusXM Progress 127 this week, you know who they are now. And “who” is exactly the right way to refer to them after the Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 decision, ruled that the “closely held” corporation is not only considered a person under the law, but a person with religious beliefs. Religious beliefs supposedly so strongly held the company can deny its female employees access to non-abortive contraception.

Michelangelo Signorile took that very point on, analyzing the long-term effects of this case.

Reaction was fast and strong from our hosts, guests and callers, and even one unexpected viewpoint was expressed on The Agenda with Ari Rabin Havt.

Of course the conservative callers who love to blame everything on President Obama and the ACA chimed in and it got a little heated.

The Agenda spoke to a more level-headed protester as Ari Rabin-Havt broadcast in front of the Supreme Court hours before the ruling came down.

Have an amazing Independence Day weekend, we’ll all be back and live on Monday talking about all the news progressives need to hear.