Friday, February 10, 2017

Community Room Policy Excluding Worship Held Unconstitutional

In His Healing Hands Church v. Lansing Housing Commission, (WD MI, Feb. 8, 2017), a Michigan federal district court held unconstitutional a Housing Commission policy that allows outside groups to use community rooms in housing projects, except for religious purposes, worship, or activities.  The court concluded that "the Housing Commission’s policy constitutes impermissible viewpoint discrimination."

UPDATE: An ADF press release points out that this decision makes permanent a preliminary injunction issued in the case last year.