Mississippi’s popular religious liberty law protects fundamental freedoms, should stand despite federal judge’s ruling
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek regarding a federal judge’s decision to strike down Mississippi’s popular religious liberty law:
“The real test of liberty is what happens when citizens disagree on important issues. Mississippi's law was crafted to respect a diversity of beliefs and to protect the freedom of Mississippians to peacefully live and work according to their religious or moral beliefs about marriage. The law simply ensures that the government does not discriminate against churches and other organizations such as adoption agencies, schools, and charities for following their deeply held beliefs. It also safeguards citizens from being forced to surrender their right to free speech and religious freedom in order to run their businesses. Just like we protect those who have religious or moral beliefs regarding war, healthcare, abortion, or education from being forced by government to violate their conscience, Mississippi's law protects those with beliefs about marriage that have been held across the globe and for most of history from being forced to participate in ceremonies that violate their convictions. Laws like these are constitutional, and we're hopeful that this law and religious freedom will soon be restored in Mississippi.”
- Pronunciation guide: Fiedorek (Fuh-DOHR’-eck)
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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