Victory for religious freedom in state run by liberal Democrats.
by Adan Salazar
Congregants of churches in Colorado can breathe a little easier after a federal court ruled COVID-19 mask mandates and capacity limits unconstitutional.
The lawsuit, brought against the state of Colorado by pastors of two Colorado churches, asserted the mandates violated religious freedom, enshrined in the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
“The lawsuit calls both the federal government and Colorado leaders into account for their violations of the right to free exercise of religion, among other abuses of power, primarily resulting from Gov. Jared Polis’ COVID-19 related Executive Orders,” said one of the pastors’ attorneys Rebecca Messall.
The US district court judge presiding over the case, Daniel D. Domenico, said the Constitution didn’t support Gov. Jared Polis’ mandates requiring everyone 11-years-old and older to wear face masks.