Press Release

ADVISORY: Supreme Court Victory for Hobby Lobby and Religious Freedom Press Conference Call at 12:00pm EST to discuss

Media Contact

Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

Additional Information

Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court granted a victory to David and Barbara Green and their family business, Hobby Lobby, this morning. A press conference call will be held at 12:00pm EST to discuss the ruling and implication of the decision. A full press release will be sent out immediately following the call.

The following statement can be attributed to Lori Windham, Senior Counsel at Becket for Religious Liberty and counsel for Hobby Lobby in this case:

This is a landmark decision for religious freedom. The Supreme Court recognized that Americans do not lose their religious freedom when they run a family business.”

The following statement can be attributed to Barbara Green, co-founder of Hobby Lobby:

“Our family is overjoyed by the Supreme Court’s decision. Today the nation’s highest court has re-affirmed the vital importance of religious liberty as one of our country’s founding principles. The Court’s decision is a victory, not just for our family business, but for all who seek to live out their faith. We are grateful to God and to those who have supported us on this difficult journey.”

Press briefing to discuss Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby                 

Mark Rienzi, Senior Counsel for Becket and counsel for Hobby Lobby

12:00pm EST, June 30, 2014

800.704.9804, Access code: 743216#*1 to ask a question or e-mail

Becket is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions—from Anglicans to Zoroastrians. For 18 years its attorneys have been recognized as experts in the field of church-state law. Becket recently won a 9-0 victory in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, which The Wall Street Journal called one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century.”   For more information, or to arrange an interview with one of the attorneys, please contact Melinda Skea at or call 202.349.7224.