Texas Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for US Navy After Group of Navy Seals Sue

January 5th, 2022- A federal Texas judge in Fort Worth has granted an injunction against the US Navy’s Covid vaccine requirements for troops. An injunction was raised by a group of Navy Seals, whose exemptions had been denied.

Despite offering “religious exemptions” to troops. Not one request for religious exemptions has been granted by the US Navy. As a result, a group of 35 Navy Seals with the help of the First Liberty Institute. Sued the US Navy for an injunction to stay the vaccine requirement.

Mike Berry, General Counsel for First Liberty Institute. “Punishing SEALs for simply asking for a religious accommodation is purely vindictive and punitive.  We’re pleased that the court has acted to protect our brave warriors before more damage is done to our national security.”

According to the suite, 99.6% of all active-duty navy members are fully vaccinated. These 35 seals are part of the .6% that remain unvaccinated. And they seek for their religious beliefs to be respected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Not to mention the 1st amendment of the US Constitution.

“The Plaintiffs’ loss of religious liberties outweighs any forthcoming harm to the Navy. Even the direst circumstances cannot justify the loss of constitutional rights.” -Excerpt from the injunction.

The US Navy’s vaccine policy is a class 4 vaccine mandate.