For Immediate Release
July 7, 2015
Contact: John Cox
502-564-3120 ext. 202
SENATE LEADERSHIP ON COUNTY CLERKS, RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES AND SCOTUS DECISION:
“The Senate has been exploring options to address the situation that our county clerks and religious institutions find themselves in due to the actions of the Supreme Court. Religious liberties are an important part of the basis of our Republic and all statutory options available should be considered. This is a very complex issue and perhaps it would be appropriate for the Governor to issue a temporary solution via executive order until the Legislature can craft a more comprehensive solution in January.”
Note: Senate Majority Leadership consists of President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester), President Pro Tem David Givens (R-Greensburg), Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown), Majority Caucus Chair Dan Seum (R-Fairdale) and Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon). The five Senate Majority Leaders drafted this statement as a joint position.