- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case over contraceptives is a key victory for “religious liberty in America.”

The Republican attorney general issued a statement Monday praising the narrow ruling in which the nation’s highest court said some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

Hobby Lobby is based in Oklahoma City, and Pruitt supported the company during each stage of its lawsuit with friend of the court briefs in support of Hobby Lobby’s positions.

Founded by David Green in the 1970s, the family-owned company now has more than 15,000 full-time employees in more than 600 crafts stores in 41 states.