Duncan Applauds Supreme Court Religious Freedom Ruling

Jun 26, 2017 Issues: Constitutional Issues

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling upholding religious liberty in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer case, Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement:

“I am thrilled that the Supreme Court upheld the religious liberty of churches today. Just because a daycare provider is a church doesn’t mean they can be excluded from equal access to government funding for those services. I am glad that our position in the case was on the winning side and that a commonsense application of the law was applied.”

“I am also happy to see that the Court will take up the case of Colorado bakers who are being persecuted because of their faith. The guarantee of the First Amendment’s Freedom of Religion includes the freedom to worship as we please, as well as protecting how we live out our faith in our daily lives. I look forward to the Court acting to protect the bakers in the Colorado case and in so doing, protect Christians around the country from further persecution.”

Congressman Duncan signed on to an amicus curiae (or “friend of the court”) brief on behalf of the plaintiffs in the Trinity Lutheran case. A copy of that brief can be found here: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/TrinityLutheranMeritsAmicusCongress.pdf

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