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SJC Rules the First Amendment’s “Ministerial Exception” to Anti-discrimination laws applies to Religious Education Teacher

September 21, 2012

We live in a different country. The First Amendment protects religious institutions from government interference and, in the case of Temple Emanuel Newton v. TheMassachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, prevents a religious education teacher from bringing a claim under the state and federal antidiscrimination laws against the religious institution that employed her. In many ways, the … Read more