A federal judge has ruled that a property management company owned by the founder of Domino's Pizza does not have to implement mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law right away.
Federal District Court Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff issued his decision in favor of Tom Monaghan and his Domino's Farms Corporation on Sunday.
"Plaintiff has shown that abiding by the mandate will substantially burden his exercise of religion," Zatkoff wrote in his decision.
"The government has failed to satisfy its burden of showing that its actions were narrowly tailored to serve a compelling interest. ... This factor weighs in favor of granting Plaintiffs' motion," he said.
Monaghan is a devout Roman Catholic. He says contraception is not health care but a "gravely immoral" practice.