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Posts tagged ‘religious exemption’

 

New York Removes Religious Exemption for Vaccinations

Last month, New York became the fifth state to end religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccinations, amid an ongoing measles epidemic.

July 23rd, 2019

New York legislators in June 2019 passed a bill that will end religious exemptions to vaccinations. This decision came after a series of debates among legislators concerning this exemption, which was used by parents to justify sending unvaccinated children to school or daycare. This bill represents a strong example of how religious rights can come Read More


New Jersey Bill Would Limit Vaccination Exemptions

The Utah Supreme Court recently reversed a decision pertaining to gay couples seeking to start families via surrogacy, in a major win for LGBTQ rights.

June 28th, 2018

  New Jersey law requires school children to receive numerous vaccinations when they reach a certain age, but there are exceptions for parents who want to avoid a vaccination for religious reasons. Some physicians have commented that this loophole in current law is too expansive and can seriously harm children. In response to these concerns, Read More


Religious Exemption: When Faith and Laws Collide

The ULC is protected under the Establishment Clause

April 14th, 2015

The American Constitution guarantees that those who are subject to the laws of the United States have the freedom to practice, or not to practice, any religion as part of their first amendment rights.  The first amendment also carries with it the prohibition on Congress promoting or establishing one religion over others or restricting an Read More