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CFO Jeff Atwater Releases Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

6/30/2014

Contact: Chris Cate
(850) 413- 2842
 
TALLAHASSEE – Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision concerning the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandated contraception coverage:
 
“Today’s decision represents more than just a narrow interpretation of prevailing law.  It reaffirms a fundamental truth of our great republic, that religious rights are of profound significance to Americans, and deserve at least the same level of protection as any of our founding principles.  I am gratified that the Supreme Court has chosen to uphold this cherished freedom, and not permitted over reaching government involvement in matters of personal faith.” 
 
To read the Court’s full opinion, visit http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-354_olp1.pdf