Fallin hails ruling in Hobby Lobby case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case over contraceptives protects "religious liberty" and defends citizens from an "overreaching, overbearing federal government."

The Republican governor issued the statement Monday praising the court's decision, which said that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

Fallin also congratulated the Oklahoma City-based company for working to "protect the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans."

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.

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