A total of 42 military chaplains are suing the Department of Defense over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing that it violates their constitutional rights to freedom of belief and other laws protecting religious freedom.
Vietnam War veteran and attorney Arthur A. Schulcz Sr., who’s representing the chaplains, said they’re seeking a preliminary injunction to bar the vaccine mandate across all branches of service.
Thus far, federal judges in other cases have issued preliminary injunctions to the Air Force, Navy, and Marines, preventing them from punishing service members in those branches who have sought religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate. . . .