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Amish outhouse case raises religious freedom rights issues

July 23, 2018 4:16 PM
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HARRISBURG, Pa. – An appeals court is questioning a township's efforts to make an Amish woman stop using outhouses and hook into its sewer system, citing Pennsylvania's religious freedom law.

A seven-judge Commonwealth Court panel threw out an order Thursday that Iva Byler pay $100 a month toward fines levied by Sugar Grove Township, a community of 1,700.

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