California's Newsom ordered to pay $1.35 million to LA-area church over COVID-19 restrictions
Newsom is required to pay the church $1,350,000 to reimburse the costs of the suit.
A California District judge issued a statewide injunction against the COVID-19 restrictions against churches and places of worship after a California church and Gov. Gavin Newsom reached a settlement on the matter.
The injunction was issued Monday, following a settlement between Harvest Rock Church and the Democratic governor who last summer imposes restrictions on indoor activity in response to the virus pandemic, according to Pasadena Now.
"This is a momentous day for churches in America. After nearly a year-long battle defending our religious freedoms, our lawsuit has reached a permanent settlement in our favor," Pastor Ché Ahn said, according to Newsmax.
In the settlement, Newsom agreed to pay $1.35 million to reimburse the church's attorney fees and costs.
The settlement and injunction come a month after the governor lifted restrictions against church and religious gatherings, following a Supreme Court ruling that the state could not enforce the restrictions.
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