23 amicus briefs were filed in the Supreme Court in support of the birth control coverage requirement in Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties.  These briefs were submitted by a wide range of organizations and individuals, and focus on critical legal issues that have been raised before the Supreme Court, district courts, and circuit courts.

Among those filing briefs in support of the birth control coverage requirement are:

110 Members of Congress:
  • 19 Senators including Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Patty Murray;
  • 91 Members of the House of Representatives, including Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Louise Slaughter and Diana DeGette
Over 100 organizations representing the interests of businesses, women, LGBT individuals, the civil rights community, and survivors of child abuse and sexual violence:

•    U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce;
•    National Women’s Law Center and 68 other organizations;
•    ACLU, Julian Bond,  ACLU of Pennsylvania, ACLU of Oklahoma, NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, and the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation;
•    Lambda Legal,  GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, and Pride at Work—AFL CIO;
•    National Health Law Program, and 17 other organizations;
•    Ovarian Cancer National Alliance;
•    Freedom From Religion Foundation, BishopAccoutability.org, Children’s Healthcare is a Legal Duty, the Child Protection Project, the Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse, Survivors for Justice, and the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests

Over 30 organizations representing diverse faith communities:

•    Americans United for Separation of Church and State on behalf of nearly 30 religious organizations;
•    American Jewish Committee and Jewish Council for Public Affairs;
•    Jewish Social Policy Action Network

Over 20 major medical and research organizations:

•    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Physicians for Reproductive Health, and 20 other major medical organizations;
•    Guttmacher Institute and Professor Sara Rosenbaum

15 states and Washington D.C., and organizations representing cities, counties, and mayors:

•    The states of California, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia;
•    National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, International City/County Management Association, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and International Municipal Lawyers Association

Scholars and think tanks, including corporate and criminal law professors, church-state professors, and international and foreign law professors:

•    44 law professors with a background in corporate and securities law and criminal law as applied to corporations;
•    21 Church-State scholars;
•    Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of 5 international and comparative law scholars;
•    Constitutional Accountability Center;
•    The Brennan Center for Justice at N.Y.U. School of Law;
•    Center for Inquiry, American Humanist Association, American Atheists, Military Association of Atheists, Freethinkers, and the Institute for Science and Human Values;
•    Free Speech for People, Auburn Theological Seminary, and Hollender Sustainable Brands, LLC