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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12 Nov 19
From our report #WhoseFaithMatters: "Several religious denominations even hold that the right to make decisions about one’s reproductive healthcare is an essential aspect of religious freedom." #PutPatientsFirst
Rabbinical Assembly: "Denying a woman...full access to the complete spectrum of reproductive healthcare...deprives women of their Constitutional right to religious freedom."
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: “[f]or some, the question of pregnancy and abortion is not a matter for governmental interference, but a matter of religious liberty and freedom of conscience protected by the First Amendment."
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