Sunday, May 02, 2021

Suit Challenges Connecticut Elimination of Religious Exemption To Immunization Requirement

Suit was filed last week in a Connecticut federal district court challenging Connecticut's recent elimination of religious exemptions to school immunization requirements.  The suit was brought by three parents-- Greek Orthodox, Catholic and Muslim-- and two advocacy groups. The complaint (full text) in We the Patriots USA, Inc. v. Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Development, (D CT, filed 4/30/2021), contends that the repeal violated plaintiffs' rights to free exercise of religion, privacy and medical freedom, equal protection, child rearing, as well as of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. Bronx News 12 reports on the lawsuit.