The rumors started after the company released a statement about its lawsuit about the parts of the
Affordable Care Act that it doesn’t like, namely the parts having to do
with contraception (you know, the part Hobby Lobby’s owners, the Green
family, maybe, possibly don’t understand).
Lobby Inc. claims the healthcare mandate goes against the Green
family’s Christian beliefs and, therefore, violates the company’s right
to not provide certain types of insurance coverage to its 16,000
full-time and 12,000 part-time employees. According to NewsOK.com, the
case will go in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in March, with a ruling
expected by June.
combat the rumors, the Oklahoma-based craft giant announced its plan to
open 70 new stores this year and expand its glue-encrusted, bedazzled
arts-and-crafts empire into Oregon and Vermont. That means the great old
US of A will be home to 626 stores total by the end of this year.
worry, craft-loving ladies; Hobby Lobby will still have a place in your
embroidery-covered houses — and pants — for the foreseeable future.