Local October 10, 2013 | 3:07 pm

At Brigham Young U., high court judge calls for equal rights for all faiths

Santo Domingo.- Constitutional Court president Milton Ray Guevara on Thursday said the country needs a law of equal rights for all religious groups, as in other nations.

Guevara, speaking in a conference in Utah, said while the country’s laws deal with aspects of religion and its implications in society, such as Bible teaching in public schools, it needs legislation which let entities develop unhindered by law 122-05 which regulates non-profit associations in Dominican Republic.

"It’s regrettable that the country doesn’t have a special law for all religious denominations to establish and develop their activities, a situation which we had warned about previously. It’s unacceptable in the 21st century," he said.

Speaking on religion and human rights in a conference at Brigham Young University at Provo, Guevara noted however that Dominican Republic enjoys freedom of worship and that both the courts and other government agencies are obliged by law to do so.

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