Legislative Update – (2/27/14)

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Religious Freedom Bill Dies

 On Wednesday, legislation relating to religious liberty (SB 1062) was vetoed following a week of extremely intense, if not misleading, rhetoric.

Religious liberty is an important concept upon which our country was founded. In Arizona, we also have a proud tradition of supporting religious liberty dating all the way back to statehood. Unfortunately, however, threats to religious liberty have become very real in courts across the country and are seemingly on the rise all around the world.

The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) is strongly in support of religious liberty and we are most grateful to those who have been willing to defend this fundamental principle. We also want to be clear that our support of religious liberty is consistent with our support for the human dignity of all people and does not diminish our opposition to all forms of unjust discrimination.

Please feel free to forward this message and encourage the people you know to sign up for these free updates at www.azcatholicconference.org so that we can continue to expand our influence on matters of importance to the Catholic Church.

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