Schmidt: Limits on church attendance ‘likely’ violate law

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Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order limiting attendance at religious gatherings "likely" violates state legal protections of religious freedom, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday.

Kelly's executive order restricting religious gatherings to 10 or fewer people is "sound public-health advice that Kansans should follow," Schmidt said.

However, Schmidt cautioned that the order — intended to combat the spread of COVID-19 — "likely" violates state constitutional and statutory protections for religious freedom. He said the order should not be enforced.

“The Office of Attorney General . . .

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