WASHINGTON — Nearly a dozen U.S. lawmakers who supported a 1993 law protecting religious liberty have formally defended Hobby Lobby in its recent religious-freedom lawsuit.
“Congress has commanded equal treatment of all under a religion-protective rule. Defendants may not pick and choose whose exercise of religion is protected and whose is not,” said the friend-of-the-court brief filed on behalf of nine U.S. senators and two members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The brief was filed in support of Hobby Lobby, a privately owned chain of craft stores founded in Oklahoma in 1972.
Hobby Lobby’s founder and CEO, David Green, has said that he and his family are devoted Christians...READ MORE