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WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs updated its policies last week to better protect the religious liberty of U.S. military veterans and their families. The revised rules, effective July 3, assure that religious displays and pastoral care remain accessible and protected from discrimination.
"We want to make sure that all of our veterans and their families feel welcome at VA, no matter their religious beliefs," VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said in a statement. "These important changes will bring simplicity and clarity to our policies governing religious and spiritual symbols, helping ensure we are consistently complying with the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution at thousands of facilities across the department." Read More