The service members seeking exemption from the COVID vaccinations won a temporary stay in court.
The Armed Forces of the United States have been accused of, in many cases rightfully, using unlawful command influence to compel members to get vaccinated. Threatening their pay, their leave, their time off, and so forth has been an ongoing issue in a military rife with strife and battling a suicide problem.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Navy from acting against 35 sailors for refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The injunction is a new challenge to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s decision to make vaccinations mandatory for all members of the military. The vaccination requirement allows for exemptions on religious and other grounds, but none of the thousands of requests for religious waivers so far have been granted.
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