As facilities around California plan to reopen, restrictions are being put in place to protect the health and safety of residents, but some believe the guidelines to be too harsh.
San Diego church South Bay United Pentecostal requested relief from Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent decision to limit churches to 25% of their normal maximum capacity, but chief justice John Roberts sided with the supreme court’s 5-4 rejection.
In a three-page opinion, he also stressed that churches would not be the only places that would have to deal with restrictions.
“Although California’s guidelines place restrictions on places of worship, those restrictions appear consistent with the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
“I would grant the Church’s requested temporary injunction because California’s latest safety guidelines discriminate against places of worship and in favor of comparable secular businesses.