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Marine Corps rescinds penalties for service members seeking COVID vax religious accommodations

Marine Corps rescinds penalties for service members seeking COVID vax religious accommodations --New guidance comes after Fox News Digital report that Navy also rolling back penalties | 16 Sept 2022 | The U.S. Marine Corps is rolling back strict punishments for service members seeking religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine, including ending involuntary terminations and delays of promotions for those refusing the shot. According to a new "interim guidance," signed Sept. 14 and posted quietly online, the message "amends actions" directed toward unvaccinated Marines whose religious accommodation requests were denied and who appealed the decision. The memo states that the amended guidance comes after a U.S. Federal District Court in Florida issued a preliminary injunction on Aug. 18 prohibiting the Marines from taking "certain actions" against those seeking religious exemptions.