This week Domino’s did more than deliver pizzas. On Monday Domino’s and its founder sued several federal agencies and officials in Michigan federal court alleging the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional.
The company’s founder, Thomas Monaghan, contends the contraception mandate violates his strongly held Catholic religious beliefs. Previously, Domino’s had designed its health insurance plan to exclude contraception, sterilization and abortion as reimbursable expenses.
Monaghan contends the contraception mandate of the ACA violates the US Constitution’s protection of freedom of religion and also violates the Religious Restoration Act. He and the company seek an injunction barring enforcement of the mandate, costs and attorney’s fees.