The New York Times reports:
A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that New York State health officials must allow employers to grant religious exemptions to a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers while a lawsuit challenging the mandate makes its way through the courts. The judge’s order at least temporarily thwarts part of Gov. Kathy M. Hochul’s effort to require vaccination for all health care workers. The mandate remains in effect for all other health care workers.
A lawyer for a group of workers who are suing the state over the mandate hailed the ruling. “With this decision, the court rightly recognized that yesterday’s ‘front line heroes’ in dealing with Covid cannot suddenly be treated as disease-carrying villains and kicked to the curb by the command of a state health bureaucracy,” said Christopher Ferrara of the Thomas More Society.
Read the full article. The Thomas More Society, a Catholic legal non-profit, has sued to overturn election results in multiple states and has filed numerous lawsuits against LGBT rights laws and protections of all kinds. They recently appeared on JMG when they won an $800,000 settlement for an anti-lockdown California megachurch. The SPLC lists them as an anti-Muslim hate group.
New York State health officials must allow religious exemptions to a Covid vaccine mandate for health care workers while a lawsuit challenging it moves through the courts, a federal judge ruled. https://t.co/4RCKgfOqoV
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