Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Monday praised the Supreme Court for siding with Catholic churches and Jewish synagogues in a battle against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his coronavirus gathering restrictions.
“I strongly support this Supreme Court ruling defending our First Amendment/freedom of religion,” Gabbard wrote on Twitter. “While COVID may temporarily require certain public health restrictions, houses of worship MUST be treated same as secular institutions — not more harshly/strictly.”
Gabbard linked to the Supreme Court’s opinions, in which a 5-4 majority, swung by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, gave the houses of worship an emergency injunction against Cuomo’s orders.