Greene introduces legislation to prevent vaccine passports, discrimination against the unvaccinated
The legislation is called the "We Will Not Comply Act."
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has introduced legislation to prohibit so-called vaccine passports.
Her "We Will Not Comply Act" would prevent airlines from blocking people from traveling due to their coronavirus vaccination status and prevent the government from mandating vaccination as obligatory for receiving an American passport.
According to information shared in a tweet, the legislation would also "Prevent any business engaged in interstate commerce from discriminating against a person based on their COVID-19 vaccine status" and "Cut off federal funding for a vaccine mandate on employees (including federal employees), students attending primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, organizations, or sports, and any person who expresses a religious objection."
It would give people the ability to sue for being subjected to discrimination over "vaccination status or mask compliance" and "Prevent students from being denied access to a public college based on their COVID-19 vaccination status." It would also "Express to the U.S. Senate that Jacobson v. Massachusetts should be overturned. This case set a terrible precedent that endorses mandatory state vaccination laws under the 'police power,'" the description of the legislation stated.
The Washington Examiner reported that the proposal would not block the government from mandating that foreigners entering the country have had a coronavirus vaccination. The legislation aims to supply a vaccination-related carveout for Americans but not for everyone traveling to America.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention only 16.9% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 30% of the population has received at least one vaccine dose.
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