A federal judge has set October 30 as the date of a preliminary injunction hearing concerning the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville's case against the federal government's contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
The case is expected to be heard in at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in by Judge Todd Campbell.
The mandate requires all insurance carriers to provide free birth-control measures in all insurance plans.
The case involves seven other Catholic entities in Middle Tennessee.
It is one of many filed by Catholic entities around the nation since May.
The entities suing the federal government say they were not allowed by insurers to remove contraception coverage from their health plans because of the federal government's requirements.
Two entities said as a result their plan was not eligible for a one-year "temporary enforcement of safe harbor" from the U.S. government mandate when it was renewed on August 1, 2012.