Lawyers to use religious defense in Detroit female genital mutilation case
Where does Religious Freedom end and ritual abuse begin? A case in Detroit might soon decide where federal law draws the line.
According to the Detroit Free Press, defense lawyers plan to argue that religious liberty protects the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in a case that has shaken the city’s massive Muslim community. Federal law has prohibited FGM in America for more than 20 years, and the case presents the first challenge to the ban.