Florida Judge Grants Marines Religious Exemption to DOD COVID Vaccine Mandate



A Florida judge has granted Marines who objected to taking the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines on the basis of their religious beliefs an exemption from the Biden Administration’s Department of Defense mandatory injection policy.

On Aug. 19, Liberty Counsel, attorneys for the Plaintiffs, shared the win in a press release, stating that U.S. District Court Judge Steven Merryday had granted the injunction preventing the DOD from enforcing its vaccine mandate against certain members of the Armed Forces denoted in the class action lawsuit.