Judge blocks Kansas coronavirus order limiting religious gatherings

A federal judge issued an order Saturday blocking a Kansas measure against the novel coronavirus that limited attendance at in-person religious worship gatherings to 10 people or fewer.

Why it matters: Many churches have moved to online services, but some are pushing back against orders preventing them from holding in-person gatherings. The Alliance Defending Freedom group, which represented two Baptist churches in the case, has filed several lawsuits challenging such orders in the U.S…

What they’re saying: Per AP, Gov. Laura Kelly (D) said in a statement of her executive order, “This is not about religion. This is about a public health crisis.”

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