Monday | June 30, 2014
Senator Tim Scott Statement on Supreme Court Ruling to Uphold Religious Freedom for All Americans
Charleston, SC - Today, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision upholding religious freedom for all Americans in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell cases, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement:
"Today's ruling is an important decision that advances religious freedom in our country. I am pleased that the Supreme Court upheld all Americans' rights to be guided by their faith, both in their personal lives and in their professional ones," Senator Scott said. "This decision is also another example of the Supreme Court's rebuke of the Obama Administration's continued quest to overstep their power while trampling religious freedom in our country.
Senator Scott continued, "I was proud to join with eighty-seven of my colleagues from both chambers and both parties in filing an amicus brief in this case and standing for Congress's long, bipartisan tradition of protecting and preserving religious freedom."
Senator Scott was among a bipartisan group of 88 U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives that filed amicus brief, or friend-of-the-court, in support of the Green family in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell.
Senator Scott is also a co-sponsor of the Health Care Conscience Rights Act, S.1204, which would offer conscience protections to healthcare workers across the country.