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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Congressman Jason Smith: Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Religious Liberty

Jun 30, 2014
Press Release
Smith supports the Court’s decision to uphold rights of family-owned businesses

WASHINGTON – Today, Monday, June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.  The case involved a challenge to the HHS mandate that requires businesses to provide insurance coverage for certain drugs and devices that are contrary to the religious and moral beliefs of the family-owned business.

“Today’s landmark decision is a victory for religious liberty and Constitutional freedoms. The Supreme Court recognized that Americans do not lose their religious freedom when they run a family business,” said Smith. “I support the Court’s decision to uphold the religious freedoms of family-owned businesses. This decision reaffirms all American’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”