U.S. Justice Department to focus on discrimination against houses of worship

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U.S. Justice Department to focus on discrimination against houses of worship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is planning to ramp up efforts to bring more civil rights lawsuits against municipalities that try to discriminate against houses of worship.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a hurricane response briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington, U.S., June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The new initiative is expected to be formally unveiled by Attorney General Jeff Sessions later on Wednesday and marks the latest action by the Trump administration in its efforts to prioritize protecting religious freedoms.

Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Phil Berlowitz

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