U.S. Senate Candidate Holds Rally in Madison in Support of Federal Contraception Issue
MADISON - As the Supreme Court tackles the issue of contraception in Washington, D.C., a candidate for U.S. Senate traveled throughout Nebraska Tuesday to voice his opinion.
Republican Senate Candidate Bart McLeay held rallies in numerous towns, including Madison, to support two businesses that are suing the federal government, saying the federal health care law forces them to violate their religious beliefs. McLeay said he wanted to hold rallies at various courthouses...saying he did so to show support for those who are standing up for their First Amendment rights.
McLeay: "We salute those litigants and their attorneys who are arguing and fighting for religious freedom in the highest court in our land. We stand with them."
McLeay said the sticking point for him is the mandate that businesses with more than 50 employees provide insurance coverage for abortion inducing drugs and sterilization procedures. McLeay is one of five Republican candidates for outgoing Sen. Mike Johanns' seat.