Domino's Founder Tom Monaghan Sues Over Obamacare Condom Coverage

By O'Jay Burgess on Dec 17, 2012 11:40 AM EST

The founder of Domino's pizza is suing over a mandate in Obamacare that orders employers to cover contraception for employees, according to the Huffington Post.

Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino's pizza and a devout Roman Catholic, labeled contraception not a part health care but a "gravely unmoral," practice.

The health care law is a part of President Barack Obama's health plan. According to the Huffington Post, Monaghan filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday and names Domino's Farms a plaintiff in the case. Monaghan owns the Domino's Farms, a Michigan office park complex.

The case is coming about because the Domino's founder offers health insurance that excludes contraception and abortion for employees. The new federal law requires employers to offer insurance including contraception coverage or risk fines. Monaghan is not a fan of the law and thinks it's unfair to employers.

According to the Huffington Post, Monaghan said the law violates his rights, and is asking a judge to strike down the mandate.

The government said the contraception mandate benefits women. Monaghan's lawsuit is just one of many that are being filed by employers in the United States.

Domino's revenue was $1.425 billion in 2008. The company has over 100,000 employees and has had lucrative sponsorships in the past with organizations such as NASCAR.

Domino's joins Papa Johns in legal battles. Earlier this year, Papa Johns faced a $250 million lawsuit because of illegal text messages sent to customers. The pizza company is accused of spamming customers with messages according to CNN.

"After I ordered from Papa John's, my telephone started beeping with text messages advertising pizza specials," Erin Chutich, one of the plaintiffs, said in a statement. "Papa John's never asked permission to send me text message advertisements."

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