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Wyoming Catholic College, Cheyenne Diocese Win Relief from HHS Mandate

On June 30, the same day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious freedom in Hobby Lobby’s case, a federal court of appeals granted Wyoming Catholic College, the Diocese of Cheyenne, and other Wyoming Catholic institutions relief from the HHS mandate, according to a Becket Fund for Religious Liberty press release.

Wyoming Catholic College and the Diocese of Cheyenne requested relief from the mandate in March and were subsequently denied an injunction in May.

Now, reports the Becket Fund, the plaintiffs “join the 80%+of HHS legal challenges that have resulted in favorable rulings supporting religious freedom.”

Following the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, Wyoming Catholic College issued the following statement:

Professors and administrators at Wyoming Catholic College expressed their pleasure over the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision, which has "trimmed the sails of an overreaching federal government," according to the College's President, Dr. Kevin Roberts. "Our very first freedom is the freedom to worship and believe as we choose," he said, "so it is gratifying to see the Supreme Court protect the conscience rights of Americans, including private business owners."

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

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