Gitmo Detainees’ Lawyers Invoke Hobby Lobby Decision in Court Filing
Lawyers for two Guantanamo Bay detainees have filed motions asking a U.S. court to block officials from preventing the inmates from taking part in communal prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The lawyers argue that - in light of the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision - the detainees’ rights are protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
I’m actually in agreement with the detainees here, since this is the kind of thing the RFRA was supposed to protect. Expect the wingnuts to blow a gasket though, since when they say “religious freedom”, they mean “for rich, Christian (usually white) men only”. They keep forgetting that other religions exist.