Judge halts WMU vaccine requirement
A federal judge has put a temporary hold on a rule that would bar four Western Michigan University soccer players from playing due to their vaccination status.
On Monday, far-right advocacy group the Great Lakes Justice Center filed suit against WMU claiming the students’ religious rights were being violated because they refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19. WMU athletics’ policy is that all players must be vaccinated.
On Tuesday, Federal District Court Judge Paul L. Maloney granted a restraining order effectively allowing the students to play until a hearing next week.
A spokesperson for WMU said the rule barred the students from playing but did not strip away their athletics scholarships.
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