New Jersey Supreme Court upholds ‘God’s Own Country’ law
New Jersey’s Supreme Court has upheld the state’s controversial “God’s own country” law.
A three-judge panel of the court overturned a lower court ruling that the law violates the state constitution.
It also upheld an injunction issued by a federal appeals court.
The law, signed in 2013, prohibits public officials from enforcing religious views.
Supporters of the law say it’s about protecting religious liberty, but critics say it is an attack on religious freedom.
The state of New Jersey has become a hotbed of protests against the law.
A judge earlier this month temporarily halted the law amid protests.
A judge also issued a temporary restraining order, preventing the law from taking effect.
A federal appeals judge earlier blocked enforcement of the measure.