This ruling sets a legal precedent with the potential to change the entire nation.
HISTORIC WIN FOR MISSISSIPPI AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS FOR ALL VACCINES WILL NOW BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLCHILDREN
On April 18th 2023, Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), with their legal team led by lawyer Aaron Siri, had a historic win in federal court.
As a federal judge tasked with interpreting the United States Constitution, Judge Sul Ozerden issued a measured written opinion today recognizing that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution demands that a religious exemption option be provided if the state offers secular exemptions (which it does).
Practically, what this ruling means is that, by July 15, 2023, Mississippi must provide the option for a religious exemption to the state’s vaccination requirements for schoolchildren.
(Walker D. Moller, Attorney with Siri & Glimstad)
VLA Comment: Current states without religious or personal belief exemptions for school immunization requirements are California, Connecticut, Maine, Mississippi, New York and West Virginia.