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Isle leader decries contraception ruling

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 05, 2014

~~<p>In alignment with its national organization, the Interfaith Alliance Hawaii said the U.S. Supreme Court made &quot;a grave error&quot; this week in allowing two businesses to cite their owners' religious beliefs as the reason to deny employees contraceptive coverage, as required by a federal health mandates.</p>
<p>Inclusive Orthodox Church Bishop Randolph Sykes, chairman of the local Interfaith group, said in a news release, &quot;The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii strongly supports women's rights and respects their decisions about their health. &hellip; Hawaii is home to many small family businesses representing a unique culture of diversity in faith and religion. It is very important to demonstrate our resolve to remain an open and respectful society, the essence of the spirit of aloha that is the basis of our culture.&quot;</p>
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In alignment with its national organization, the Interfaith Alliance Hawaii said the U.S. Supreme Court made "a grave error" this week in allowing two businesses to cite their owners' religious beliefs as the reason to deny employees contraceptive coverage, as required by a federal health mandates.

Inclusive Orthodox Church Bishop Randolph Sykes, chairman of the local Interfaith group, said in a news release, "The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii strongly supports women's rights and respects their decisions about their health. … Hawaii is home to many small family businesses representing a unique culture of diversity in faith and religion. It is very important to demonstrate our resolve to remain an open and respectful society, the essence of the spirit of aloha that is the basis of our culture." Login for more...



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