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This case--in which a husband argues the court is violating his #freeexercise rights by granting his wife a divorce--perfectly explains how #religiousexemptions can violate #religiousliberty 1/
Court says "it might well violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to compel Wife to remain married to Husband because of Husband’s religious beliefs, for the court would then be preferring one spouse’s beliefs over the other spouse's" 2/
Read my article for more on a similar case out of Texas
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The Supreme Court is set to hear Espinoza v. Montana Dept of Revenue today, about funding of religious schools.

But it is not an Establishment Clause challenge to govt funding of religion. Nope.
It is a Free Exercise one about the failure to fund religion.

#SCOTUS #Espinoza
In #Espinoza, Montana created a tax credit program where for every dollar you donated to a school scholarship org, you get a dollar off your tax bill.

The school scholarship org would then provide scholarships for students at private schools.

#SCOTUS #SupremeCourt
Here's the problem: 12 out of 13 participating private schools were religious schools, and the Montana Constitution bans the State of Montana from funding, either directly or indirectly, any religious schools.

#Espinoza #SupremeCourt #SCOTUS
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