June 30, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on two cases challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate:
“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is an important victory to protect Americans’ fundamental right of religious freedom. Americans should not be forced to choose between giving up their business for their faith or giving up their faith for their business. I applaud the Court’s decision today, which simply affirms the fundamental religious freedom that Americans have enjoyed for more than 220 years.”
Blunt previously authored the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act,” and he led an effort to fight for Americans’ First Amendment rights by filing an amicus brief regarding Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius. The amicus brief was co-signed by a bipartisan group of 15 Senators and 71 House members. To read the amicus brief, click here. To read more about Blunt’s efforts to protect religious freedom, click here.
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