Arizona moves to defend religious liberty

| February 18 2012

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MOVES TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (February 17, 2012) – House Majority Whip Debbie Lesko (R – Dist 9) introduced HB2625 (domestic relations; disposition of property), to protect religious liberties in Arizona. The bill directly challenges the Obama Administration’s “Preventative Services Mandate” which requires all health insurance providers to offer contraception coverage to all covered patients even if the employer/business has a religious or moral objection to those services. Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed the bill on a 6-3 vote.

This legislation allows Arizona employers and insurance companies to opt out of the mandate if they have a religious objection. “Mandating employers and insurance companies to do something against their religious and moral beliefs violates the first amendment of the United States Constitution and is un-American”, said Lesko.

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Rey Torres
Director of Communications
Arizona House of Representatives
(602) 926-3233

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