Thu Jan 2, 2014 AT 7:50 AM EST
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ordered a temporary stay late Tuesday on enforcement of ObamaCare’s contraceptive mandate against The Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged, reports the Washington Post. As explained by Politico, the case is complicated by an ObamaCare exemption created by President Obama which permits the Little Sisters not refuse to directly cover health services which violate their religious beliefs. But, the Little Sisters’ lawsuit points out, the exemption still mandates that the coverage be provided indirectly. Justice Sotomayor gave the Obama administration until Friday to respond to her ruling. The Court has already agreed to hear First Amendment challenges to ObamaCare brought by non-religious employers in its next term.