First Liberty Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer

June 26, 2017

Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church in the case of Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, creating an important religious liberty precedent for faith-based organizations.

“Americans have long refused to permit its government to discriminate against people of faith,” says Matthew Kacsmaryk, Deputy General Counsel to First Liberty Institute. “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer reaffirms our national commitment to welcoming the full participation of religious organizations in public benefits just like everyone else.”

Read the decision.

“No state official should discriminate against people of faith, or the religious organizations they operate, based merely on their religious status. As the Court concluded, the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment continues to protect religious organizations against unequal treatment by their government,” Kacsmaryk added.

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