Two lawsuits have been filed to overturn a DC law passed in 2020 allowing children to get vaccines without parental permission on religious liberty grounds. This comes as states like Tennessee abandon vaccine outreach for minors amid pressure from local Republican electeds.
Wait… so you’re telling us those predictions that COVID would kill cities were wrong?!
Banned under DC
Metro appears poised to temporarily ban people arrested for weapons or sex crimes on trains, buses, and in stations. Metro Transit Police are highlighting specific cases — like one where a man was arrested for indecent exposure twice in the same day — to promote the proposed new policy. But groups like the ACLU are troubled by the idea, saying that the public nature of transit makes these pre-conviction bans harder to justify than similar ones by private businesses, and it could just become an excuse to hassle people who fit "a description."
Even if you're vaccinated, wear a mask on transit, at schools and playgrounds, in medical settings and DC government buildings, and in any business that requires them. (Plus, we'll add: Wherever else it makes you feel more comfortable).
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