(CBN News) A federal district court judge on Tuesday issued an order permanently blocking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s discriminatory limits on Orthodox Jewish synagogues.
The ruling came after Cuomo—in a peculiar move—asked the judge to rule against him and end the restrictions.
“We welcome Governor Cuomo’s surrender, even if it took him way too long to figure out he was acting illegally,” said Eric Rassbach, vice president and senior counsel at the non-profit law firm Becket.
The judge’s order applies to all houses of worship in red and orange “zones” in New York, and is one of the first in the country to block percentage-of-occupancy limits on worship attendance.