Oklahoma congressional delegation praises ruling

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Members of Oklahoma’s Republican congressional delegation are praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a case involving Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby.

U.S. Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe issued statements Monday in support of the court’s decision and praising the company’s owners, the Green family. U.S. Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Tom Cole, James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin also hailed the ruling as one in favor of religious liberty.

The court in a 5-4 ruling on Monday said corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

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

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