Oklahoma Sen. Lankford applauds Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling

Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford on Monday applauded the Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. 

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Read Lankford's statement below:

“For the second time in a little over one year, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to uphold the foundational principle and constitutional right to the free exercise of religion and the dignity of all persons. No one should be treated as inferior or with hostility from their government. The Court also reiterated again that government must be neutral in its consideration of religion. This decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop affirms that the free exercise of religion is more than the freedom of worship, it’s the right to live and work according to a faith of your choosing or to choose no faith at all. In a diverse and free society, we can disagree as Americans on topics like marriage, sexuality, and conscience, but still respect the views and conscience of all without forcing a belief on everyone.”

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