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July 1, 2014

Residents react to Hobby Lobby ruling

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“Today the nation’s highest court has reaffirmed the vital importance of religious liberty as one of our country’s founding principles,” Hobby Lobby co-founder Barbara Green said via a statement posted on the company website.

Lori Windham, senior counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and counsel for Hobby Lobby, said the action is a landmark decision for religious freedom.

“The Supreme Court recognized that Americans do not lose their religious freedom when they run a family business,” Windham said.

Reaction from both sides of the issue was swift.

Dissenters included Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization.

Chaudhary said 99 percent of sexually active women use birth control for a variety of health reasons — and 1 in 3 have struggled to afford it.

“Today’s court decision by five men sets an outrageous precedent, putting women’s health at risk by singling out women’s health care for discrimination,” Chaudhary said.

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