WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) applauded a decision today by a district court judge in Washington, D.C. to stop the Obama administration from forcing the owners of a Christian publishing company to violate their fundamental religious beliefs.

“Religious liberty isn’t about one group or one set of beliefs – it’s about protecting Americans’ First Amendment rights. This decision is a step in the right direction toward stopping the Obama administration from infringing on these fundamental freedoms,” said Blunt.

The Washington Post noted that “U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton granted a preliminary injunction sought by Tyndale House Publishers, which does not want to provide employees with contraceptives that it equates with abortion… ‘The contraceptive coverage mandate affirmatively compels the plaintiffs to violate their religious beliefs in order to comply with the law and avoid the sanctions that would be imposed for their noncompliance,’ wrote Walton…”

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