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Dems’ bill counters Hobby Lobby decision

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WASHINGTON — Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Washington state’s Patty Murray and Mark Udall of Colorado have pushed legislation that would counter last month’s court ruling and reinstate free contraception for women who are on health insurance plans of objecting companies.

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