Section 116 – Religious Freedom

Section 116 states: “The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the Commonwealth.” 1 The main two limbs of this section of the Constitution prohibit “establishing any religion” and the “free exercise of any religion”, which I will cover first, using the relevant case law. … Continue reading Section 116 – Religious Freedom
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