Equality Arizona

Statement from EQ AZ vice president on SCOTUS’ Hobby Lobby decision

Today Equality Arizona Vice President Nathan Rhoton released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.:

Today’s ruling narrows the line between freedom of religious expression and oppression of others on religious grounds – but it was a close opinion with a very narrow impact. For anyone to read into it that the opportunity exists to discriminate against other statutes and legal protections is simply wrong. The business community rallied against SB 1062 in February because it is bad for Arizona and bad for our economy – the same is true today. We call upon our elected officials, both local and federal, to enact strong, well-defined protections for the LGBTQ community and for every Arizonan.”

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