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Wyoming Catholic College Gets Temporary Stay after Complaint against HHS Mandate

Wyoming Catholic College (WCC) announced today that it has received a temporary stay following its complaint against the HHS mandate.

WCC claims that the HHS mandate violates the First Amendment and would force the College to sacrifice its beliefs.  The College reports:

Two months after Wyoming Catholic College's complaint against the HHS Mandate was filed, the College has been granted a temporary stay. This stay is tied directly to the fact that the College's insurer -- Christian Brothers -- is the same provider as that of the Little Sisters of the Poor, whose ongoing litigation is pending before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

…Thus, though Wyoming Catholic College’s plan year begins on July 1, 2014, the Mandate cannot be enforced against the school during the pendency of the Little Sisters litigation in the Tenth Circuit.

WCC President Kevin Roberts stated, “this College will not and cannot accept an unjust law that violates our first freedom, for practicing that freedom is th every reason that Wyoming Catholic College exists. While this battle is far from over, we are pleased with this early victory and will continue to move forward on the side of freedom and truth."

Wyoming Catholic College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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