Friday, October 16, 2015

Minority Religious Groups Sue In Nation of Georgia Challenging Unequal Tax Obligations

In the nation of Georgia, eight religious organizations have filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court challenging the favorable tax treatment given to the Georgian Orthodox Church.  Democracy & Freedom Watch reports on the suit, brought by Catholic, Baptist, Muslim, Seventh Day Adventist and three other Christian groups.  The lawsuit contends that regulations which require petitioners to pay income and property taxes from which the Orthodox Church is exempt violate the equality protections of Article 14 Georgia's Constitution.