Recently, there was a major victory for religious liberty at the US Supreme Court. Earlier this year, after months of total shutdown in the state of New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo began opening his state back up. The problem is that he did so in a discriminatory manner, unevenly applying the law. This meant that while many public spaces were allowed to re-open at a higher capacity, places of worship were subject to much harsher restrictions, virtually halting public worship in New York.
In a 5-4 opinion, the justices barred Governor Cuomo from enforcing his 10-25 person occupancy limits on houses of worship in zones with high COVID-19 infections. This opinion is in total contrast to a similar case in August, Nevada v. Calvary Chapel.
To read more about Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo, click here.