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Judge Rules Big Win for Churches

Postby Rvaughn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:28 pm

Big Win for Churches as Judge Rules Wisconsin Ordinance Violates Religious Freedom
A Wisconsin judge has ruled that a De Pere city non-discrimination ordinance cannot be applied to churches and other faith-based groups.

The ordinance, which was approved last year by the city council, labeled religious organizations as places of public accommodation. That means churches would have been in danger of discriminating against transgender and gay individuals if they preached that God determines gender and prohibits homosexuality.

"Court finds that churches and their campuses are not public accommodations and the city of De Pere's ordinance infringes on the freedom of religion. Court grants plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and denies defendant's motion to dismiss," Judge Atkinson wrote.

Meanwhile, city officials have opted to remain mum until the city council reviews the decision.
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