Craft protest in Denver marks birth control case

DENVER (AP) — A group of Denver supporters of the federal birth control employer mandate have taken up their knitting needles to mark U.S. Supreme Court arguments in the Hobby Lobby case.

The activists planned to deliver handmade crafts saying "No Thank You" to Colorado's Republican attorney general Tuesday as the high court considers the case. John Suthers has filed legal briefs supporting companies that provide health insurance to their employees, but object to covering certain methods of birth control that they say violate their religious beliefs.

He's in Mexico for talks about fighting organized crime.

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is one of the employers that challenged the mandate. It won a victory in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

The Obama administration has fought to uphold the mandate.

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