The District of Columbia agreed to pay $220,000 to Capitol Hill Baptist Church after it sued the city over coronavirus mandates that restricted in-person worship.
The settlement signed Thursday was reached after the church filed a federal lawsuit in September 2020 in an attempt to hold outdoor services while wearing masks and being socially distant, noted First Liberty Institute which represented the church.
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On Oct. 9, 2020, a federal court in the nation’s capital ruled in favor of the church and granted a preliminary injunction – allowing members of its congregation to meet outside.
Though Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser lifted the majority of COVID-related restrictions in May, the suit persisted and alleged the city violate
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