(FOX NEWS) – Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey was blasted for hitting the brakes on religious schools' celebrations after the Supreme Court struck down a state law prohibiting them from receiving public funds.
In a 6-3 decision, the Court ruled last week in Carson v. Makin that the state of Maine had violated the free exercise of religion clause in the First Amendment for religious schools, by exempting them from their tuition assistance program.
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Frey released a statement following the Court's initial ruling, sharing his disappointment and listing what he considered the ills of the religious institutions named in the lawsuit. According to the AG, the two schools involved in the lawsuit, Temple Academy in Waterville or Bangor Christian Schools, have policies that discriminate against students and staff in terms of sexual orientation or gender identity, preventing their participation in the tuition program. He said that all schools receiving state tuition must abide by the Maine Human Right Act, which bans discriminating against someone because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.