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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Texas Joining Lawsuit to Protect Religious Freedoms

Thursday, February 23, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding Texas joining a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration's efforts to force religious organizations to include health care coverage for employees conflicting with their moral beliefs:

"As is becoming all too predictable, the Obama Administration is continuing its unprecedented and unconstitutional intrusion into every facet of American life, this time mandating that our religious institutions violate their own beliefs. It has to stop. I commend General Abbott for taking this much-needed action, part of an ongoing battle over our right to practice our faiths, and live our lives, without Washington interference."

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