Francis and Philip M. Gilardi own Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics in Ohio. They’re also Catholics; they also opposed the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. So they sued to stop it, with the conservative American Center for Law and Justice representing them in court.
And they’ve won. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has sided with the Gilradis; in her decision, Judge Janice Rogers Brown argues that the government’s case was laughable, and that the mandate clearly “trammels” religious freedom.