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Labrador: Hobby Lobby ruling ‘tremendous victory for religious freedom’

1st District Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is calling the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision today a “tremendous victory for religious freedom in America.” In a statement, Labrador, a Republican who's seeking a third term, said, “No American should be forced to choose between following their faith and submitting to unlawful and unnecessary government mandates.  The HHS mandate, by violating freedom of conscience, needed to be overturned and repudiated.  The Supreme Court’s decision breathes new life into one of our most important freedoms and eliminates one of the most destructive aspects of Obamacare.”

Otter lauds Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter today lauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, in which the court held that family-owned corporations with religious objections can’t be forced to pay for insurance coverage for contraception for their employees. Otter noted that Idaho was among 20 states joining in an amicus brief in support of the arguments from Hobby Lobby and another business, Conestoga Wood Specialties.Here is Otter’s statement:

“As governor of one of the states weighing in on this case, I’m encouraged to see religious liberty trumping Obamacare’s headlong rush to impose a contraceptive mandate on the American people. Today’s ruling confirms once again that President Obama’s policies – when left unchecked – are eroding our constitutional rights. I remain committed to challenging that misguided course at every opportunity, and I’m grateful to courageous individuals and employers willing to stand up and be counted.”

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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