Rokita: Tolerance Works Both Ways

Jun 4, 2018

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MONDAY, JUNE 04, 2018


Rokita: Tolerance Works Both Ways


DANVILLE, IN -- Today, Congressman Todd Rokita released this statement following the Supreme Court's decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The court decided that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s hostile action to rule against Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, and his sincerely held religious beliefs were inconsistent with the First Amendment and religious liberty.

"Tolerance works both ways. Violating a person’s religious liberties for the sake of your own will should not be tolerated in our nation.” said Congressman Todd Rokita. “One of the reasons our Founding Fathers wrote the First Amendment was to protect Americans from being forced to contradict their religious beliefs. We will continue fighting to uphold these values.”

Congressman Rokita co-sponsored the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act in 2013 that prohibited the federal government from taking an adverse action against a person for acts in accordance with a religious belief that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.